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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Gratia,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. gratia: favor shown to another, goodwill, kindness, friendship; gratitude; winning quality, agreeableness, attraction, charm [> L. gratia,-ae (s.f.I), favor, both that in which one stands with others and that which one shows to others; favor which one finds with others, esteem, regard, liking; agreeableness, pleasantness, charm, loveliness; (to others) kindness, courtesy, service; thanks, thankfulness, gratitude; acknowledgement, return;

- in abl., gratia, in favor of, on account of, for the sake of; on account of; see causa,-ae (s.f.I).

- with genitive: exempli gratia, by way of example, for instance (for the usual exempli causa); so, verbi gratia, for verbi causa.

NOTE: gratia is usu. placed AFTER the genitive: honoris gratia, for the sake of honor, for honor; brevitatis gratia, for the sake of brevity, for brevity; decoris gratis, for the sake of decorum.

e.g. (abbr.): exempli gratia, ‘for the sake of example,’ for instance, for example; the same as e. gr., and ex. gr.;

- [musci] saepe accidit, e. g. in Hedwigia ciliata, Fontinali, Cinclidodonte, Cryphaea et aliis muscis (C. Mueller), it often comes near, e.g. [for example] to Hedwigia ciliata, Fontinalis, Cinclidondon, Cryphaea and other mosses [all dat.].

ex. gr.: exempli gratia, ‘for the sake of example,’ for instance, for example; the same as ‘e.g.;’

- Patria: in locis turfosis, humidis, denudatis totius fere Europae ex. gr. prope Bipontem in palatinatu (Schimper) (Jaeg.Sauerb.), native land: in peaty, damp, exposed places of almost the whole of Europe for example near Bipontis [Zweibrücken, in Bavaria] in the Palatinate.

- Gratiae,-arum (pl.f.I) “the goddesses of favor, loveliness, grace; the three Graces, Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia, daughters of Jupiter and Eurynome” (Lewis & Short) = in Greek charis,-itis (s.f.III), q.v., in the plural, Goddesses, usually thought of as three in number, embodying charm and beauty, the Graces, in Greek, the Charites.

v. g. or v. gr.: verbi gratia, ‘for example;’

- provenit locis sicciusculis gramineis vel herbosis passim (v. g. Polshruch in arvo derelicto (S&A), turning up in somewhat dry, grassy or heraceous [places] (v.g. [= verbi gratia, ‘for example’] Polsbruch in an abandoned field).

- nascitur inter folia putrida etc. in sylvis mixtis, apprime montosis, hinc illinc (v. g. Duberau; Moholzer Haide passim; Arnsdorfer Berge; Sohlander Berg). Septembri et seqq. in Decembrem usque (S&A), it arises here and there among rotted leaves etc. in mixed woods, expecially montain (for example widespread in the Duberau; Moholzer Haide; the Arnsdorfer Berge; Sohlander Berg) in September and the following [sc. months] up to December.

NOTE: exempli causa, for example; see causa,-ae (s.f.I)

 

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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