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CORN MAIZ MAZORCA CORNEA CORNER CORNUCOPIA
~ CORN         id+ | HARD
~ CORNICULATE  id+ | HORN LIKE |
^u             id+ | GRAIN | 
     note IN ANCIENT LITERATURE "CORN" DOES NOT MEAN 
          "CORN" FOR THIS SORT OF PLANT BUT MEANS 
     ANY HARD GRAIN 
     lat CORNU  = HORN    sug> CORNY
     ukr KORA     SHIELD  BARK or 
     eng MAIZE    note    AMAZE 
     sp  MAIZ     CORN  
         MAZORCA  see below 
     myth>       KORA    or
                 CORA    see> CERES
                 CEREZA  in Sp CHERRY which has a 
                         hard SEED or PIT 
     hx> GENERIC name for HARD GRAIN or SEED
         applied to BARLEY  RYE  WHEAT  MAIZE
     in modern use it denotes mostly MAIZE
     sp MAIZ      or
        MAZORCA = AN AMERICAN PLANT or
                  INDIAN CORN
     in ENGLAND CORN MAY DENOTE WHEAT and
     in SCOTLAND or
     in IRELAND CORN MAY DENOTE OATS 
     note  MAIZ derives from the TAINA language spoken in 
           the ANTILLES  
     biol> bot GENUS CORNACEA or
               DOGWOOD FAMILY OF TREES
     PROBABLY THE PLANT WAS DOMESTICATED IN THE 
     VALLEY OF TEHUACAN in the current state of PUEBLA MEXICO 
     
     med> sp CALLO    THICKENED or HORNY SKIN or
             CALLOUS  often due to ill fitting shoes
     lit+    CALLOUS  implies HARD  PITILESS
          ply> | CRUEL PEOPLE ARE MORE
                 CALLOUS THAN CORNY |
~ CORNED  GRANULATED
          also PRESERVED BY BRINE or SALT
          note CORN BEEF
~ CORNEA  med> TRANSPARENT TISSUE OF THE EYE from
               lat CORNEUS = HORN     see> CORNER
~ CORNER  id+ | PROJECTING POINT | from
          lat CORNU = A HORN
~ CORNU~  prefix from lat CORNU  = HORN
                      sp  CUERNO   CORNUDO or HORN and HORNED
                  sp vern CORNUDO  CUCKHOLD
~ CORNUCOPIA  id+ | ABUNDANCE | as in
                  " HORN OF ABUNDANCE "
  lat CORNU = HORN and
  gr  COPIAE  PLENTY BOUNTY
  ply> | CORNUCOPIA MAY INDUCE
         ABUNDANT CORNY SENTIMENTS |
  myth> from the HORN OF THE GOAT
                 THAT SUCKLED ZEUS
  also an attribute of CERES
       AS THE GODDESS OF AGRICULTURE
  also HERCULES HAD TO FIGHT ACHELOUS
       WHO TOOK THE FORM OF A BULL
  HERCULES BROKE THE HORN OF ACHELOUS AND SINCE THEN
  THE BROKEN HORN WAS ALWAYS FULL OF FRUITS AND FLOWERS
  lit+ " ... SAD IS THE TASK YOU SET
         FOR WHO WOULD WISH
         TO CHRONICLE THE BATTLES
  THAT HE LOST
  YET THE WHOLE TALE I WILL TELL ...  { ACHELOUS }
  THREE TIMES WITH NO SUCCESS
  DID HERCULES STRUGGLE AND STRAIN
  TO BREAK MY LOCK
  THE FOURTH SHOOK OFF MY HOLD ...
  HE WHIRLED ME ROUND ...
  GAVE ME NO CHANCE AND
  GOT ME ROUND MY NECK ...
  OUTMATCHED ...
  I USED THAT ART OF MINE
  CHANGED TO A LONG SMOOTH SNAKE
  I SLID FROM HIM ...
  HE LAUGHED ...
  HE LOCKED HIS FINGERS ROUND MY NECK ...
  IN AGONY ...
  VANQUISHED AGAIN
  MY THIRD SHAPE STILL REMAINED
  A SAVAGE BULL ...
  AND I FOUGHT BACK ...
  HE GRASPED MY STRONG STIFF HORN
  IN HIS FIERCE HAND AND BROKE IT ...
  MY BROW WAS MAIMED! ...
  MY NAIADS FILLED IT FULL OF FRAGRANT FLOWERS
  AND FRUITS AND HALLOWED IT
  FROM MY HORN NOW
  GOOD PLENTY FINDS HER WEALTH AND RICHES FLOW "
  OVID [#] in Metamorphoses [13] ix 65
  art>  A HORN FULL OF NATURAL FRUITS REPRESENTED BY
        GRAINS FLOWERS FRUITS
  biol> CORNUCOPIATE CORNUCOPIAE denote a HORN LIKE SHAPE
  sug>  THANKSGIVING 

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