Crotalum
Crotalum Crot"a*lum (-l?m), n. [L., fr. Gr. ???? rattle.] (Mus.) A kind of castanet used by the Corybantes. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Crotalum — Illustration taken from the drawing of an ancient marble in Spon s Miscellanea,[1] representing one of the crotalistriae performing. In classical antiquity, a crotalum was a kind of clapper or …   Wikipedia

  • crotalum — cro·ta·lum …   English syllables

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  • crotale — [ krɔtal ] n. m. • 1596; lat. crotalum, gr. krotalon 1 ♦ Mus. Castagnettes de la Grèce antique. « au rythme de la flûte et d une paire de crotales » (Flaubert). 2 ♦ (1806; lat. sc.) Serpent très venimeux (vipéridés), dont la queue formée d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • CROTALISTRIA — sic describitur Maroni sen potius interto Auctori in carm. cui titul. Copa, Copa Syrisca caput Graia redimita mitellâ Crispum sub crotalo docta movere latus Ebria formusâ saltat lasciva tabernâ, Ad cubitum raucos excutiens calamos. Ubi eadem illa …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Crótalo — (Del lat. crotalum < gr. crotalon, especie de castañuela.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 MÚSICA Instrumento de percusión parecido a las castañuelas, que puede ser de madera o metal. 2 ZOOLOGÍA Serpiente venenosa de América que tiene al final de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • crouler — [ krule ] v. intr. <conjug. : 1> • crodler, croller « vaciller » XIe; p. ê. du lat. pop. °corrotulare « faire rouler » ou de °crotalare « secouer » 1 ♦ (XIIIe) Tomber en s affaissant (construction, édifice). ⇒ s abattre …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • crotale — ˈkrōˌtäl, ōd.ə noun ( s) Etymology: French, from Latin crotalum : crotalum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crotalaria — Crot a*la ri*a (kr?t ? l? r? ? or kr? t? l? r? A), n. [NL. See {Crotalum}.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants; rattlebox. [1913 Webster] Note: {Crotalaria juncea} furnishes the fiber called sunn or Bombay hemp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crotalaria juncea — Crotalaria Crot a*la ri*a (kr?t ? l? r? ? or kr? t? l? r? A), n. [NL. See {Crotalum}.] (Bot.) A genus of leguminous plants; rattlebox. [1913 Webster] Note: {Crotalaria juncea} furnishes the fiber called sunn or Bombay hemp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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