[Ads-l] Antedating of "Craps" (Game)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 13 14:29:23 EDT 2018


> On Jun 13, 2018, at 2:01 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Just going to point out that Krebs is German for crab/crawfish/lobster
> going back to the 18th C.
> DanG
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And of course Cancer, for the same reason that my sun sign is so-called.  Perhaps not the best name for a game of chance (or a sun sign, whence the “Moon Children” euphemism).  

LH

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> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:51 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
>> Feb. 13 (Saturday), 1819
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>> Columbian Museum and Savanna Daily Gazette, p. 2, col. e
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>> GAMING AT PARIS
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>> The following detail on the Public Gaming Tables of Paris....
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>> 1 do [ditto = Tables] of Craps.
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>> Stephen Goranson
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>> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/
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>> Stephen Goranson's Home Page - Duke University<http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/>
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>> "Celsus of Pergamum: Locating a Critic of Early Christianity," Ch. 30 in The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the "Other" in Antiquity: Studies in Honor of Eric M. Meyers (AASOR 60/61, 2007 ...
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>> Subject: [ADS-L] Antedating of "Craps" (Game)
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>> craps (game) (OED 1843)
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>> 1842 _Newark_ (N.J.) _Daily Advertiser_ 6 Dec. 1/2  The common game of _craps_ in New Orleans (resembling the English "hazard") has been pronounced gambling by the conviction of a noted house on the 25th ult.
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>> Fred Shapiro
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