Disputatio:Ferrumen

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Ancient caementa vs modern cement[fontem recensere]

This page is currently contradictory because it is using Vitruvius' definition of caementum (= 'rubble') but it is being used to mean 'cement' (i.e., any substance that solidifies and binds construction material together'). So 'cement' is the building opposite to caementa. There is also that Vitruvius always uses it in plural (off the top of my head -- need to double check), so I don't know if we can have caementa and caementum as two different entries?--Xaverius 07:53, 23 Aprilis 2018 (UTC)

(see please Usor:Xaverius/building)--Xaverius 08:28, 23 Aprilis 2018 (UTC)
Cassell's: 'cement' (= 'glue') = gluten et ferrumen (Plin.). IacobusAmor (disputatio) 12:36, 23 Aprilis 2018 (UTC)
Traupman: 'cement' (= 'concrete') = ferrumen. Sed etiam 'concrete' = concretum. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 12:36, 23 Aprilis 2018 (UTC)
Ferrumen seems to be as good as concretum but without the added misleading sense of caementa=rubble to me (?)--Xaverius 14:21, 23 Aprilis 2018 (UTC)