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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Hedge, an enclosure, “a fence or boundary formed by a row of shrubs or low trees planted close together” (WIII): saepes (sepes), gen. sg. saepis (sepis) (s.f.III), abl.sg. saepe (sepe): hedge, fence; any enclosure, such as by rocks (scopulorum); sepes, gen. sg. sepis (s.f.III), abl. sg. sepe, nom. pl. sepes, a thicket of thorny bushes; see bush, thicket; see sepes, gen. sg. sepis (s.f.III);

- sepium, of hedges (gen.pl.).

- usus pro sepibus (Swartz), used for hedges.

NOTE: brake, q.v.: uncultivated, rough, broken land tending to be dominated by one plant type, such as a cedar brake; a thicket, hedge or hedge-row made up of, for example, thorny shrubs, such as brambles, q.v. or briars, q.v.; vepretum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. vepreto: a thorn-hedge, bramble-thicket; see thicket.

a little hedge: sepiculum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. sepiculo; also saepiculum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. saepiculo: a little hedge, a little fence [dim. of sepes (saepes)].



 

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