Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dry measure of Pondicherry, India, equal to 72 liters, or 2 United States bushels.

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  • Yes | No | Report from canam wrote 46 weeks 5 days ago

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  • In his first poem to Tuticanus, Ovid had promised that other poems would follow: 'teque canam quacumque nota, _tibi carmina mittam_' (xii 19).

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  • Luck joins the phrase with the following _tibi carmina mittam_, but the construction seems somewhat cumbersome; it is probably better to retain the comma after _nota_ and take the phrase with _teque canam_.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • 'Debita carminibus libertas ista; sed omnis in vero mihi cura: canam quo fervida motu aestuet Aetna novosque rapax sibi congerat ignes.'

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  • 'Tempora cum causis Latium digesta per annum lapsaque sub terras ortaque signa canam ...

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  • R.W. C. [Illustration] [Illustration] [Illustration] "Facta canam; sed erunt qui me finxisse loquantur."

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  • GEORGICON II. iCTENus arvorum cultus, ct fidera coelij Qc te, Bacche, canam, nec non filveHria tecum

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  • Tempus erit, cum Pierio tua fortior oeftro Fa&a canam: nunc tendo chelyn. fatis arma referre Aonia, et geminis fceptrum exitiale tyrannis,

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  • Bruttia Sicanium circumspicit ora Pelorum? quid primum mediumue canam, quo fine quiescam? auratasne trabis an Mauros undique postis35 an picturata lucentia marmora uena mirer, an emissas per cuncta cubilia nymphas? huc oculis, huc mente trahor. uenerabile dicam lucorum senium? te, quae uada fluminis infra cernis, an ad siluas quae respicis, aula, tacentis, 40 qua tibi tuta quies offensaque turbine nullo nox silet et pigros inuitant murmura somnos? an quae graminea suscepta crepidine fumant balnea et impositum riuis algentibus ignem? quaque uaporiferis iunctus fornacibus amnis45 ridet anhelantis uicino flumine nymphas? uidi artis ueterumque manus uariisque metalla uiua modis. labor est auri memorare figuras aut ebur aut dignas digitis contingere gemmas; quicquid et argento primum uel in aere minori50 lusit et enormis manus est experta colossos. dum uagor aspectu uisusque per omnia duco, calcabam necopinus opes. nam splendor ab alto defluus et nitidum referentes aera testae monstrauere solum; uarias ubi picta per artis55 gaudet humus superatque nouis asarota figuris: expauere gradus.

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  • ‘ipse canam: nulli fas est inflare cicutas, quas ego Maenaliis cera coniungo sub antris. iamque ortus, Lenaee, tuos et semina uitis15 ordine detexam: debemus carmina Baccho.

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