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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Ager, gen. sing. agri (s.m.II), abl. sg. agro: land in cultivation, 'cultivated land, whether arable or pasture, as opposed to the wild;' a territory, district, region, “territory, district, domain, the whole of the soil belonging to a community (syn.: terra, tellus, arvum, solum, rus, humus; opp. terra, which includes many such possessions taken together; improved or productive land, a field, whether pasture, arable, nursery ground, or anything of the kind; an estate, villa; the fields, the open country, the country; plain, valley, champaign” (Lewis & Short); field; = Gk. agros,-ou (s.m.II), a field, in pl. fields, lands; in sing. a farm; the country (opp. to the town) (Liddell & Scott); see field; see region, territory;

- ager uncultus, abl. sg. agro unculto, nom. pl. agri unculti, ‘uncultivated, untilled (ager), neglected; savage, wild district or individual field.’

- ager arbustus, abl. sg. agro arbusto, a field planted to trees, an orchard.

- in Antillis insulis omnibus et terra continente vicina, in muris, agris saccharinis rupibusque (C. Mueller), in all the Antilles islands and the near continent, on walls, sugar-fields and rocks [i.e. fields of Sugarcanes, or grasses of the genus Saccharum].

- in terra argilloso-calcarea agrorum et camporum sterilium per Europam (mosses; Mueller), in the calcareous-clay soil of the fields and sterile grasslands throughout Europe.

- in limosis, agris et pratis humidis totius fere Europae et Americae septentrionalis (C. Mueller), in the muddy places [sc. locis], fields and wet meadows of almost the whole of Europe and North America.

- in agris praesertim maritimis, et subsabulosis a Lusitania ad Astracan (DeCandolle), in fields, especially maritime, and somewhat sandy [sc. places] from Lusitania to Astracan.

- ager vastus, abl. sg. agro vasto, a wasted field.

- in locis siccis agri Lugdunensis, in dry places of the Lyon district (Stearn); in agro Lugdunensi, in the Lyon district (Stearn).

- fungi ex agris nemoribusque in thesaurum nostrum collati, fungi from the fields and groves brought together into our treasury.

- ager frutectis aut arboribus obsessus, a field [or territory] occupied by shrubby places or by trees.

- in collibus ad margines agrorum (C. Mueller), on uplands at the edges of cultivated fields.

- In terra argilloso-calcarea agrorum et camporum sterilium per Europam mediam et calidiorem (C. Mueller), on clay-calcareous soil of the fields and sterile plains throughout Central Europe and warmer [i.e. places].

- Java in agro Bogoriensi ad trunc. Arcugae sacchariferae (C. Mueller), Java in the Bogoriensis Region on the trunk of Arcuga saccharifera.

- In agro Taurinensi (C. Mueller), the the Taurinensian region [territory or district].

Ager Praetutianus: the Abruzzi region in middle Italy.

- Patria. Hercynia. Mons piniferus. Lusatia superior. Ducatus Badensis. Tractus Sudetorum. Ager Halensis. (C. Mueller), Native place. Hercynia [i.e. “Harz region, mid Germany” (Stearn). A pine-bearing mountain. Upper Lusatia [i.e. “Lausitz, region between rivers Oder and Elbe, E. Germany” (Stearn). The Duchy of Baden. The region of the Sudeti [i.e. “Sudeten mountains, N.W. Czechoslovakia and S. W. Poland” (Stearn), the District of Halle [German state Saxony-Anhalt].

NOTE: the culture medium is spelled agar, q.v.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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