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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
bene (adv.), well, quite, thoroughly; rightly, excellently; well, rightly, correctly, satisfactorily; ably; comp. melius (adv.) ‘better,’ superl. optime (adv.) ‘best;’ with adjectives and adverbs 'well, thoroughly;' as adverb of intensity = valde 'very, strongly'; (of degree) fully, very, quite, completely, much; also used with other adverbs; see optime; cf. sat (adv.), satis (adv.); see bonus,-a,-um (adj.A, ‘good;’ opp. male (adv.), q.v., badly, incorrectly, unsatisfactorily;

- sepalis bene persistentibus, with the sepals very persistent.

- marginibus bene recurvis, with the margins very recurved.

- setae bene elongatae, the setas very elongated.

- apicibus bene saepe caducis, with the apices very often caducous.

- marginibus folii bene argute serrulatis, with the margins of the leaf very sharply serrulate.

- stratum stereidarum bene effectum, band of stereids well developed.

- Monochlamydeae classem nec naturalem nec bene limitatam formant, the Monochlamydeae form a class neither natural nor well limited.

- nervis bene intra marginem anastomosantibus, by the nerves well within the margin anastomosing.

- species notis bene distincta, the species by the characters quite distinct.

- cellulis ducum in strato unico bene effecto sitis, with guide cells in a single well developed layer situated.

- bene penitus, (adv.) thoroughly within, deep inside.

- bene robustus (adj.) thoroughly hard or solid.

- nervis bene impressis, with the nerves well impressed.

- character hujus generis nondum bene extricatus (Swartz), the essential nature of this genus has not yet been well made clear.

melius (adv.), ‘better:’

- venis in margine apicali melius visis, with the veins better seen on the apical margin.

- in Cryptonemearum subdivisione favellidia melius [optime] cognita, in the subdivision of Cryptonemeae the favellidia are better [best] known.

optime (adv.), ‘best:’

- sporis in sectione opularia optime visis, spores best seen in optical section.

- species apice styli exappendiculato optime distincta, species by the apex of the style exappendiculate best distinguished.

NOTE: bene facta,-orum (pl.n.II), benefits, benefactions; brave deeds, meritorious acts; to do good, to benefit, to be of good effect (Lewis & Short).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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