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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.

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  • The qaneh is, according to some, Andropogon schÅ“nanthus, which was used in Egypt for making the Kyphi or sacred perfume; according to others, Acorus aromaticus.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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