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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
lente (adv.): slowly, without haste, sluggishly, lazily; pliantly, readily; slowly, gradually, leisurely, unhurriedly [> L. lentus,-a,-um (adj.A), slow, sluggish, immovable]; opp. cito (adv.): quickly, speedily; see slowly; see flexibly;

- motus trichomatum regulariter et lente terebrans, haud irregularis et celer, motion of filaments regularly and slowly turning spirally, not irregular and rapid (Stearn).

- ovarium (post anthesin) in samaram lente falcatam productum (B&H), the ovary (after flowering) drawn out into a gradually falcate samara.

- species ad 35 in aquis puris quietis v. lente fluentibus orbis fere totius vegetantes (B&H), species to 35 growing in clean, quiet or slowly flowing waters of the whole world.

- embryo gracilis, lente curvus (B&H), the embryo slender, gradually curved.

- HEDYSARUM gyrans (Swartz) [revolving], motus irregularis, interdum omnino cessans; sub die calidíssima immobiles, vespere, licet lente, agitans (Swartz), the motion irregular, sometimes completely ceasing; immobile during a very hot day, in the evening, although slowly, agitating.

- herbae aquarum tranquillarum aut lente fluentium incolae (DeCandolle), herbs, the inhabitants of quiet or slowly flowing waters.

- in aquis lente fluentibus caenosis et stagnosis Asiae calidioris (DeCandolle), in slowly flowing waters, marshy and stagnant of warmer Asia.

- in fossis lacubus fluminibusque lente fluentibus Europae (DeCandolle), in the [canals] of lakes and the slowly flowing streams of Europe.

- in fossis et fluminibus lente fluentibus Europae (DeCandolle), in the ditches and slowly flowing streams of Europe.

- [algae] lente oscillantia, cito tamen crescentia (cum una nocte plusquam unciam elongentur (Agardh), slowly oscillating, yet growing quickly (with one night elongating more than an inch).

- festina lente, ‘make haste slowly,’ i.e. ‘be quick but don’t hurry;’ “Suetonius, in Divus Augustus, attributes this ... to the Emperor Augustus, who moved cautiously, step by step, to transform Rome from a republic to an empire ruled ... by one man.’ (Ehrlich).

perlente (adv.), very slowly
lente: abl. sg. of lens, gen. sg. lentis (s.f.III), q.v.

 

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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