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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Hexapod, hexapodium, hexapod, fathom, toise, the equivalent of six feet, i.e. the distance between the fingertips of a man's outstretched arms, usually used for measuring the depth of water: hexapodium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. hexapodio [> Gk. hexa-: six + pous, gen sg. podos, (s.m.III, Gk.), a foot]; also: hexapus,-podis (s.m.III), a hexapod [i.e. six feet]
      Singular         Plural 
Nom.  hexapus        hexapodes 
Gen.  hexapodis      hexapodum 
Acc.  hexapodi       hexapodibus 
Dat.  hexapodem      hexapodes 
Abl.  hexapode       hexapodibus
- [Grimmia longirostris; moss] locis scopulosis, apricis, in declivitate montis Chimborazo, altit. 2380 hexapod. super porphyrite (Hooker), in rocky places, open to the sky, in the slope of the mountain Chimborazo, 2380 hexapods in height [i.e. 6 x 2380 = 14280 ft) on porphyrite.

- in regni Mexicani montosis apricis, juxta Tolluccam, ad radices montis perpetua nive obtecti, regione frigida, altitudine 1640 hexapodarum (sic)(Humboldt et Bonpland), in the Mexican kingdom in open mountainous [sc. locis, places], next to Tollucca, at the roots of the mountain covered with perpetual snow, in the cold region, at an altitude of 1640 hexapodes [[lengthes of 6 feet; 6 x 1640 = 9840 feet]]. Note that the noun here seems to be hexapoda (s.f.I).

- Patria. In crateribus incensis montium ignivomorum insulae Bourbonis, 1300 hexapodes supra mare: Bory St. Vincent (C. Mueller), Homeland, in the flaming craters of the volcanoes of the island of Bourbon (= Reunion), 1300 hexapodia[[6 ft. x 1300 = 7800 ft) above the sea: Bory St. Vincent [Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1778 – 1846), a French naturalist].

- Patria. Insula Bourbonis, in crateribus montium ignivomorum, ex. gr. in Ramonde crat. ad 800 hexapodum et Piton des Neiges ad 1103 altitudinem cespitose vigens: Bory St. Vincent (C. Mueller), on the island of Bourbon (= Reunion), in the craters of volcanoes, for example on Ramonde crater to an altitude of 800 hexapodes [[= 6 ft. x 800 = 4800 ft]] and the Piton des Neiges to 1103 [sc. hexapodes = 6 x 1103 = 6618] growing in a turfy way: Bory St. Vincent [collector].

 

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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