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Headword: *buka/nh
Adler number: beta,591
Translated headword: bugle
Vetting Status: high
A musical instrument.[1]
"And Moses devised a bugle out of silver. There were 2, and they used one for orders and assemblies, the other for convening officials."[2]
Greek Original:
*buka/nh: o)/rganon mousiko/n. kai\ buka/nhn e)c a)rgu/rou eu(=re *mwu+sh=s. e)ge/nonto b#, kai\ th=| me\n pro\s parake/leusin kai\ sullogh\n e)xrw=nto, th=| de\ sunelqei=n a)rxa/s.
[1] The headword is a transliteration of the Latin bucina. LSJ s.v. define it as "spiral trumpet, horn", but bugle is undoubtedly the best English rendering, on etymological and musicological grounds alike. Its spiral bore distinguished it clearly from the classic Greek "trumpet" (salpinx: sigma 66, sigma 68, cf. sigma 68).
[2] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 3.291-2.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; meter and music; religion; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@08:02:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 30 August 2002@05:06:02.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 18 September 2002@00:22:34.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 4 June 2012@06:51:56.


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