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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Lapis,-idis (s.m.III): stone, often cut, quarried or otherwise modified, often a gem-stone, whereas saxum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. saxo is a native detached stone; = Gk. lithos (s.m.II), a stone; a precious stone; see stone;

- inter lapides liberos montinm calcareorum Croatiae (DeCandolle), among loose stones of the calcareous mountains of Croatia.

- stillicidi casus lapidem cavat, the occurrance of dripping hollows out stone.

- lapis,-idis (s.m.III) igniarius: flint (the stone of fire).

- lapis arenarius (adj.A), sandstone.

- habitat ad lapides rupesque irriguas, it grows on wet stones and rocks.

- ad lapidem schistum, on schistose (fissile) stone.

- lapis bibulus (adj.A), pumice-stone, sandstone.

- lapis,-idis (s.m.III) schistos: schist, that easily cleaves or cracks, fissile, schistose, a name given to a kind of red oxide of iron by Pliny.

- ad lapidem schistum, on schistose (fissile) stone.

- lapis schistaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), abl. sg. lapide schistaceo: relating to schistaceous rocks, slaty, slate-gray.

- gemmas et lapides, gems and jewels.

- lapis terminalis (adj.B): boundary stone.

- [moss] plantae virides vel lutescentes, dense et late caespitosae, caespitibus planis lapides et arborum cortices investientibus (DozyMoek), plants green or yellowish, densely and broadly caespitose, with the clumps flat, clothing stones and the bark of trees.

- [Lichen cupularis] Radices nullae. Artissime enim cavernulis impascibilium lapidum, adglutinatus, nutrimentum ex athmosphaerae humiditate gelatinoso tegmine capere videtur (Hedw.); Roots none. Because most closely attached to the cavernules [i.e. small cavities] of the non nutritive stone, it appears to be able to capture nutriment from the humidity of the atmosphere by a gelatinous covering [i.e. integument].

A Linnaean: Kingdom Lapides, or ‘rocks.’ These were deemed to be similar to plants in that they were, neither living nor ‘sentient’, i.e. not having ‘senses’ . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hogg_(biologist) .

 

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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