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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Gigas,-gantis (s.m.III, both a Gk. and L. word), abl. sg. gigante; a giant; nom. & acc. plur. gigantes [> L. gigas,-antis (s.m.III), the Gigantes, sons of Terra, who stormed the heavens, killed by Jupiter's lightning” (Lewis & Short); > Gk. gigas,-antos (s.mIII), usu in plural, Giants]; see giant;

- ut cum Titanis, ita cum Gigantibus, as with the Titans, so with the Giants.

Cyrotopodium gigas; Dracula gigas; Epidendrum gigas; Habenaria gigas, the epithets all nouns in apposition; Gyromitra (Helvella) gigas, a mushroom with a large cap 5-20 cm broad (Miller).

 

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