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    Re: Relative plotting vs Geographical plotting
    From: Brian Whatcott
    Date: 2002 Jan 12, 4:03 PM

    At 04:07 PM 1/12/02, you wrote:
    
    >"Navis" means "ship". No connotation of sail, whatsoever. "Traditional" is a
    >weakly defined concept.
    ...
    >Best regards
    >
    >Herbert Prinz
    
    It turns out that for the people who wrote the word 'ship' as navis,
    and before them, as nafs there was indeed no necessary connotation
      of sails as the motive force, except perhaps in the phrase,
      "navem solvere"  [set sail]. They were also familiar with the use of
    serried ranks of sweeps as in 'quinquiremes from Nineveh'.
    What is the priority of a rowed  vessel in open water encounters,
      I wonder?   :-)
    
    
    Brian Whatcott
       Altus OK                      Eureka!
    

       
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