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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Knife: culter, q.v., gen. sg. cultri (s.m.II), dat. sg. cultro, acc. sg. cultrum, abl. sg. cultro, nom. pl. cultri, gen. pl. cultrorum, acc. pl. cultros, dat. & acc. pl. cultros; pugio,-onis (s.f.III), abl. sg. pugione, “a short weapon for stabbing, a dagger, dirk, poniard” (Lewis & Short); scalpellum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. scalpello: a scalpel, lancet, a small knife used in surgery; scalprum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. scalpro: “a sharp cutting instrument; a chisel, knife, etc.” used by various craftsmen (Lewis & Short); see sword;

- frumenta cultro succidens, cutting grain with a knife.
knife, little: cultellulus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. cultellulo; cultellus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. cultello; pugiunculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. pugiunculo: a small, wide-bladed dagger.
knife-shaped: cultratus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘cultrate, knife-like, the shape of the blade of a knife; “sharp-edged and pointed, shaped like a pruning knife, as a crow's beak” (WIII); cultriformis,-e (adj.B), cultriform, shaped like a plowshare or knifeblade; scalpelliformis,-e (adj.B), symmetric and resembling the blade of a small, straight knife, such as a scalpel or lancet; see sword-shaped.

 

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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