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- n. A Roman key.
- n. A device for restraint of the hands.
- n. A glossary.
- n. A key; an identification guide; a series of logically organized groups of discriminating information which aims to allow the user to correctly identify a taxon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A key; a glossary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A key; specifically, a key to or an aid to the understanding of something difficult, as a cipher, or the study of a foreign or classic author in his own language.
After his election Gregory X set out some hard-line regulations for future elections: his 1274 constitution Ubi periculum contains the first use of the word conclave—from the Latin cum clavis, “with a key.”
Confixa clavis viscera tendens manus, vestigia, redemptionis gratia hic immolata est hostia.
Mater sanitatis, clavis coelorum, ala animae quae leves pennas producat, ut in sublime ferat; currus spiritus sancti, vexilium fidei, porta paradisi, vita angelorum, &c.
COOPER: They'll go into what's called the conclave, from the Latin cum clavis (ph), with key.
The metrical clavis scans all the difficult lines contained in the book, and the general index clearly and briefly elucidates all the references which the poem contains to men, incidents, and localities.
Etymologically the word indicates a self-closing vessel ([Greek: autos], self, and _clavis_, key, or _clavus_, nail), in which the tightness of the joints is maintained by the internal pressure, but this characteristic is frequently wanting in the actual apparatus to which the name is applied.
-- Native to the Molucca Islands, and so called from resemblance to a nail (_clavis_).
Subclavian Vein (Lat. _sub_, under, and _clavis_, a key).
"Si clavem potestatis non præcedat clavis discretionis."
[_Clavy_ was probably given to that piece of wood or other material laid over the front of the fireplace, because in many houses the keys are often hung on nails or pins driven into it; hence from _clavis_ (Latin) _a key_, comes _clavy_, the place where the keys are hung.]