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Reply #15 - Nov 7th, 2003 at 6:16pm
 
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Reply #16 - Dec 10th, 2003 at 9:08am
 
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... also does anyone know what the word glandes actually means???


To answer one of your original questions:

Glandes is Latin and it the plural of glans. This word litterally means acorn although I think it could mean other nuts too.

If you look glans up in an English dictionary you will find it has a more anotomical meaning.

Glans came to mean bullet.

Although we are used to seeing lead bullets in the form of a prolate spheriod from Greek and Roman times, some bullets were much more crudely formed in a thumb mold - made by forming a hole in clay simply by pushing in a thumb. These bullets more closely resemble an acorn.

I suppose it is also possible that it is a reference to the shape of an almond, but I am not sure whether the meaning of glans could extend to that.
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Reply #17 - Sep 27th, 2007 at 10:50pm
 
nemesis_3003 wrote on Sep 26th, 2003 at 12:41am:
. also does anyone know what the word glandes actually means???




leaden acorn.  Cheesy
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Reply #18 - Sep 27th, 2007 at 11:30pm
 
Sounds about right, as a few other languages call acorns "glande" such as french or portugese.
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Reply #19 - Sep 28th, 2007 at 12:26am
 
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Sounds about right, as a few other languages call acorns "glande" such as french or portugese.



I'll agree with you on the French point, but my mom who was an exchange student in Brazil for a year says acorn in portugese is bolota (though it took her a while...there aren't all that many acorns in Brazil)

A quick check with an online translator tells me the Latin word for acorn is balanus.

I Liked your theory, though  Grin

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Reply #20 - Sep 28th, 2007 at 8:29am
 
Oh I looked it up on the etymology section in dictionary.com
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Reply #21 - Sep 28th, 2007 at 8:30pm
 
I seem to recall that most of the "real" sling projectiles recovered by archy-ologists (I can't spell) were spindle shaped. †There must have been a reason for that. Our ancestors were not idiots. †A group of humanoids who can create the ballista, trebuchet, "wild ass" catapult, and Greek fire knew something about something. Maybe a lot about everything.

A recent History Channel episode recorded the discovery of an ancient text apparently written by Archimedes (I think; he was the mathematician in Syracuse) which, when translated, showed that he was working around the edges of calculus. †I don't think that, at that time, "zero" was part of the numbering system, so negative numbers were right out. †Also, why did the Sumerians use a "base 60" numbering system?

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Reply #22 - Sep 28th, 2007 at 8:35pm
 
OrangeDuck wrote on Sep 28th, 2007 at 12:26am:
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Sounds about right, as a few other languages call acorns "glande" such as french or portugese.



I'll agree with you on the French point, but my mom who was an exchange student in Brazil for a year says acorn in portugese is bolota (though it took her a while...there aren't all that many acorns in Brazil)

A quick check with an online translator tells me the Latin word for acorn is balanus.

I Liked your theory, though †Grin

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Reply #23 - Oct 7th, 2007 at 6:20pm
 
>>>also does anyone know what the word glandes actually means???

Yes. †[i]Glans[/i] is Latin for "nut, acorn, or bullet (for a sling)" †[i]Glandis[/i] is the correct plural. †So it's safe to say one glans, two or more glandis. †If it matters, it's a feminine noun. † ::)
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Reply #24 - Oct 8th, 2007 at 8:31pm
 
Yurek wrote on Nov 4th, 2003 at 3:41pm:
Yes he is, just with water. This is no Molotov coctail or nitroglycerin Wink

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You're missing a great opportunity to experiment with Greek fire.....

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