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The original word that we translate as rule is the Greek word canon, taken from the Hebrew word qaneh which is a reed.
The qaneh is, according to some, Andropogon schœnanthus, which was used in Egypt for making the Kyphi or sacred perfume; according to others, Acorus aromaticus.
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