celt


celt
celt 1715, from L. ghost word (apparently a misprint of certe) in Job xix:24 in Vulgate: "stylo ferreo, et plumbi lamina, vel celte sculpantur in silice;" translated, probably correctly, in KJV as, "That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever." But assumed by others to be a genuine carving tool, since it was in the Bible, and adapted by archaeologists as a name for a class of prehistoric implements.

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