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Discussion of "kanvasa"
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Comment #1: Semantic range?
Curtis W Franks (Thu Feb 13 07:46:20 2014)

Thick durable fabric? (Along the lines of "silk", etc. for general
category of meaning?)
Or is it more like a painting canvas? Something else?

Is there really a difference between those first two substances? (I am no
expert on the latter.)
How much of a semantic range does this word have?

Comment #2: Re: Semantic range?
gleki (Thu Feb 13 07:57:04 2014)

krtisfranks wrote:
> Thick durable fabric? (Along the lines of "silk", etc. for general
> category of meaning?)
> Or is it more like a painting canvas? Something else?
>
> Is there really a difference between those first two substances? (I am
no
> expert on the latter.)
> How much of a semantic range does this word have?


1. A type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and
tents or as a surface for paintings.
2. A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may
paint.

I think the second meaning is a particular case of the first one. So I'm
making the definition more precise. If you have another suggestions for
the sounding please add them. This is a clearly Englishy word.

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