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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Anguis,-is (s.c.III), abl. sg. angue: a snake; see snake;

- vestemque relinquere ut anguis, to shed [one's clothes] in the manner of a snake.

- anguis squameus, abl. sg. angue squameo, a scaly snake.

Anguis,-is (s.f.III), abl. sg. Angue, the Slow Worm [> L. anguis, snake, L. anguilla ‘eel,’ “the type genus of Anguidae including only the limbless blindworm” (WIII). The genus has two species, Anguis cephallonica and A. fragilis.

NOTE: a diminutive of anguis (anguilla,-ae (s.f.I) refers to an eel.

 

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