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Webster's Dictionary - Cauda Galli
A plume-shaped fossil, supposed to be a seaweed, characteristic of the lower Devonian rocks; as, the cauda galli grit.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Cauda
(cayyoo' duh) or CLAUDA A small island whose name is variously spelled in the Greek manuscripts. Paul sailed by the island on his way to Malta and ultimately to Rome (Acts 27:16 ). The island is modern Gavdos, southwest of Crete.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cauda
CAUDA (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] wrongly Clauda ; now Gaudho ) is an island off the S. coast of Crete. St. Paul’s ship, sailing from Myra to Rome, shortly after rounding Cape Matala was making in a W.N.W. direction, when a sudden strong wind coming from E.N.E. drove it along at a rapid rate for about 23 miles, till it got under the lee of Cauda ( Acts 27:16 ). Such a change of wind is frequent there at the present day.

A. Souter.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Clauda, or Cauda
A small island S.W. of Crete. Acts 27:16 . Now called Gaudo , or Gozzo .

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Cauda Island
Island 20 miles off the south coast of Crete, passed by Saint Paul on his journey to Rome (Acts 27), where precautions were taken for weathering the storm. It probably coincides with the present Gaudo Island.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Cauda
Cauda (Clauda in Authorized Version ; Καῦδα in B, supported by Gaudus in Pliny, Historia Naturalis (Pliny) iv. xii. 61, and Pomp. Mela, ii. 14; Κλαῦδα in א and most authorities, supported by Κλαῦδος in Ptolemy, iii. xvii. 11) was a small island 23 miles S. of Crete. From the modern forms of the name-Gavdho in Greek, Gozzo in Italian-Ramsay argues that preference should be given to the ancient form which omits the letter ‘I.’ Favoured by a soft south wind, the ship in which St. Paul was sailing for Italy had rounded Cape Lithinos (now Cape Matala), four or five miles west from Fair Havens, and was making in a W.N.W. direction across the Bay of Messara for Port Phenice (q.v. [Note: quod vide, which see.] ), which there was the prospect of reaching in a few hours, when she was suddenly struck by a ‘typhoon’ (ἄνεμος τυφωνικός), or E.N.E. Squall (see Euraquilo), sweeping down from Mount Ida, and, not being able to face the gale (ἀντοφθαλμεῖν), she had to run before it (ἐπιδόντες ἐφερόμεθα) till she was fortunate enough to get under the lee of Cauda, where the comparatively smooth water enabled the crew to bring her to and prepare her to weather the storm (Acts 27:12-17). ‘The ship must have been laid to on the starboard tack under the lee of Cauda, for it was only on this tack that it was possible to avoid being driven on the African coast’ (Smith, Voyage and Shipwreck of St. Paul4, London, 1880, p. 97ff.).

Literature.-W. M. Ramsay, St. Paul, London, 1895, p. 326ff.; A. Breusing, Die Nautik der Alten, Bremen, 1886, p. 169ff.; articles ‘Cauda’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) and ‘Clauda’ in Encyclopaedia Biblica .

James Strahan.

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Clauda - (clayyoo' duh) KJV, NAS spelling of Cauda in Acts 27:16 for island where Paul landed on his way to Rome. See Cauda
Clauda - See Cauda
Clauda - See Cauda
Cauda Galli - A plume-shaped fossil, supposed to be a seaweed, characteristic of the lower Devonian rocks; as, the Cauda galli grit
Cauda - Cauda (AV [Note: Authorized Version. drove it along at a rapid rate for about 23 miles, till it got under the lee of Cauda ( Acts 27:16 )
Clauda - It is now called Gozzo (RSV, "Cauda")
Cauda - Cauda (Clauda in Authorized Version ; Καῦδα in B, supported by Gaudus in Pliny, Historia Naturalis (Pliny) iv. Squall (see Euraquilo), sweeping down from Mount Ida, and, not being able to face the gale (ἀντοφθαλμεῖν), she had to run before it (ἐπιδόντες ἐφερόμεθα) till she was fortunate enough to get under the lee of Cauda, where the comparatively smooth water enabled the crew to bring her to and prepare her to weather the storm (Acts 27:12-17). ‘The ship must have been laid to on the starboard tack under the lee of Cauda, for it was only on this tack that it was possible to avoid being driven on the African coast’ (Smith, Voyage and Shipwreck of St. ; articles ‘Cauda’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) and ‘Clauda’ in Encyclopaedia Biblica
Island, Isle - 1, "a small island," occurs in Acts 27:16 , Cauda, RV
Quicksands - In the voyage described in this chapter the vessel had left the shelter of the island of Cauda and was drifting before the N
Island - Clauda or Cauda (NRSV) is a small island off Crete (Acts 27:16 )
Euraquilo - Paul’s ship in its passage from Pair Havens to Phœnice, drove it to the island of Cauda, and finally wrecked it on the coast of Malta
Crete - The gentle south wind gave way to a violent northeaster (Euroclydon, Acts 27:14 ) when they came out of the shelter of Cape Matala (Loukinos) into an open bay, and the ship was driven helplessly, managing only some emergency action in the lee of the offshore island of Cauda, and thence to shipwreck on Malta
Melita - (Euraquilon in the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Alexandrinus manuscripts instead of Euroclydon), carrying them under the lee of the island Clauda (or Cauda, Vaticanus manuscript), 20 miles to the S
Ships And Boats - In this case, allowing another six points for leeway, the vessel under a northeaster ( Euraquilo , Acts 27:14 ) made way from Cauda to Malta, a direction considerably north of west