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On 9/6/07, Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My Sw/Lat dictionary has _fidicula pelliculata_ for "banjo". I'll leave
> "strumming on" to someone with a clue wrt stringed instruments ...

That's tough.  The verb "strum" didn't exist in English until the late
18th cent, and is probably onomotopoeiac in origin.   So I'm not sure
where one would look for a Latin word of similar meaning... one might
have to settle for "pluck" vel sim instead.


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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>