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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Fons (s.m.III), gen. sg. fontis, abl. sg. fonte, nom. & acc. pl. fontes, gen. pl. fontium: spring of water, fountain-head, well; “a flow of water issuing from the ground, spring; a spring found by digging, a well; waters of a river, sea; the source of head waters of a river” (Glare); also source, origin, “of the source from which a thing is derived; the source as of a foundation or basic principle” (Glare); cf. scaturigo,-iginis (s.f.III), a spring 'of bubbling, gushing, spouting water;' see spring (water);

- in fonte sulphurata, in a sulphur spring.

- fontes calidi (adj.A), abl. pl. fontibus calidis: hot springs, spa, bath.

- fons philosophiae, fons juris, fountain of philosophy, origin of the law.

- ad fossas et fontes (DeCandolle), on ditches and wells.

- prope Mediolanum ubi fontis parietem domus campestris cujusdam obducit (C. Mueller), near Milan where it covers over the wall of a well of a certain rural [i.e. farm] house.

- in fontibus et rivulorum parietibus lapideis per Europam calidiorem et temporatam (C. Mueller), on springs and creeks with stoney banks throughout warmer and temperate Europe.

- ad ripas et clivos montis calcarei prope fontes calidos, on [stream] banks and the slopes of a calcareous mountain near hot springs.

- fons fluminis Amazonis, source of the Amazon river.

- in locis humidis rupestribus, ad fontes rivulosque sylvestres praesertim, rarius in paludibus (Mueller), in moist, rocky places, at woodland streams and brooks especially, more rarely in swamps.

- Patria. Prom. bon. spei monte tabulari ad fontem: Ecklon; Dutoitskloof ad cataractam 1600' alt. (Mueller), native land. Cape of Good Hope; at a spring, at Table Mountain: Ecklon: Dutoitskloof at the cataract, 16-- feet in altitude.

- species 1, v. auctoribus nonnullis 3, in fontibus uliginosisque regionum frigidiorum v. temperatarum utriusque orbis crescentes (B&H), species one, or by some authors 3, in springs and swampy places of colder regions or temperate one growing in both [the Old and New Worlds].

- ad scaturigines et fontes in aquis vadosis locisqae inundatis Europae Occident. (DeCandolle), at bubbling waters and wells, in shallow waters and inundated places of western Europe.

- (fungus) [Sphaeria carpophila, ‘fruit-loving’] in pericarpiis nucum Fagi dejectis semiputribus udis juxta fontes rivulosque (S&A), on the pericarpia of fallen half-rotted beech nuts, in moist places [sc. locis] beside springs and brooks.

- In silvis montanis a fontibus fluminis Barwan usque ad sinum Apollo Bay (F. Mueller), in mountain forests from the headwaters of the Barwan river to the bay, Apollo Bay.

- in pulvinis muscorum ad cataractas et fontes rupium altissimarum secus ripam superiorem sinistram fluvii Victoriae (F. Mueller), on pillows of mosses at the cataracts and springs of the highest rocks [i.e. cliffs] along the upper left bank of the river of Victoria.

 

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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