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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
dignus,-a,-um (adj.A); compar. dignior,-ius (adj.B); superl. dignissimus,-a,-um (adj.A): worthy, deserving of things, suitable, fitting, becoming, proper; with the ‘abl. pretii,’ [= ablative of price], a relative sentence, or absol., also with inf; otherwise with ut, the gen., or the acc. of a neutr. pron. or adj. (Lewis & Short).

- [moss] pulcherrima species et observationibus bryologorum dignissima (C. Muell.), a species most beautiful and most deserving of the study [i.e. observations] of bryologists.

- plures meklenburgenses memoratu digni (S&A), many [species] of Meklenburg are worthy of mention.

- fungillum memoratu dignissimum (S&A), a fungillus most worthy of mention.

- rarissimus fungus et memoratu dignissimus semel ad lignum abietinum nudum dejectum putre locis udis sylvaticis inventus fuit (S&A), a very rare fungus and most worthy of mention was found once on bare fir-wood fallen down with rot in moist forested places.

- [Bryum polymorphum; moss] species maxime polymorpha et nomine digna (C. Muell.), a species most highly polymorphic and deserving of the name.

- [moss] planta speciosa et observationibus bryologorum Gallicorum dignissima.(C. Muell.), a striking plant and well worth the study of French bryologists.

- similem seminum structuram reperi in C. sphaerocarpo, (a clar. Woolls prope Parramattam reperto,) quare ambae species facile subgeneris (Prosthospora appellandi) separatione dignae sunt (F. Muell.), I found a similar [structure] of that seen in C. sphaerocarpum, (found by the eminent Woolls near Parramatta) for which reason both species of the subgenus (calling it Prosthospora) easily are worthy of separation.

- [Goodenia Nicholsonii] stirpem decoram illustri Carolo Nicholson, Equiti, M.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Universitatis Sydneyensis Cancellario, primo et dignissimo civium Australiae Baronetto, hinc in botanices tributum exile quidem sed nihilominus non interiturum et in summae venerationis testimonium offero (F. Muell.), I present a beautiful plant to the honorable Carl Micholoson, Knight, M.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Chancellor of the University of Sydney and Baronet most worthy of the subjects of Australia, henceforth in a tribute [i.e. gift] of botany that is small indeed, but nevertheless not to become insignificant among them, and in a testimonial of the highest veneration.

NOTE: M.D., Doctor of Medicine; LL.D., legum doctor, ‘doctor of laws’ [Cambridge];’ D.C.L.: Doctor of Civil Law [Oxford], an alternative to the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree.

 

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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