[CAM] discussion on corn

c.schultz at att.net c.schultz at att.net
Sun Apr 26 14:07:56 CDT 2009


Apologies if this has been answered, but in period the term corn refers to wheat, specifically, but can be applied to any grass.  Hence the use with maize, the largest grass grain.

Christophe

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From: Priscilla J Kucik
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We are told that corn is a New World plant and not known in the Middle Ages.

Corn is mentioned in the English translations of Marco Polo with no explanation,
which means he assumed his readers knew what it was.

In the O.T. Psalms (English King James version, which is in Elizabethan English, the
language of Shakepeare):  You have given me a greater joy than those that have an
abundance of corn and wine.

Question: To what did corn refer in the above 2 samples?

(I don't have the answer; I'm hoping you do.)

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Prisilka
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