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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Meniscus,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. menisco, nom. pl. menisci, acc. pl. meniscos [> NL from Gk. mEniskos, dim. of mEnE, moon]: a crescent or crescent-shaped body; a concavo-convex lens; esp. one of true crescent-shaped section” [> NL from Gk. mEniskos (s.m.II), [dim. of meis, gen. sg. mEnos (s.m.III); related to] mEnE, the moon] (WIII); see lens; see moon.

NOTE: mEniskos (s.m.II), dim. of meis, the lunar crescent; any crescent-shaped body; in geometry, a crescent-shaped figure, a lune, used in finding areas (Liddell & Scott).

 

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