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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fontanus,-a,-um (adj.A), fontinalis,-e (adj.B): growing in or by springs or a spring of water; “pertaining to springs or fountains; growing in fast-running water” (Stearn 1996) [> L. fons (s.m.III), gen. sg. fontis, a spring of water]; cf. fluvialis,-e (adj.B), growing by or in rivers.

Fissidens fontanus (B.-Pyl.) Steud., a moss, refering to its frequent submergence in springs or flowing water; Salvelinus fontinalis, the Brook Trout.

Fontinalis,-is (s.f.III) Hedw., abl. sg. Fontinale, in reference to the tendency of these moss species to grow in flowing water; Salvelinus fontinalis, the Brook Trout.

 

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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