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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Monkey, ape: simia,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. simia; simius,-ii (s.m.II), abl.sg. simio; pith-, pitho-: in Gk. comp. of or relating to apes, monkeys; [> Gk. pithEkos (s.m.II), ‘an ape, monkey’].

- pecten-simiarum, monkey's comb. difference? to do

NOTE: Monkey is in general a synonym of ape: Ape: “a member of the family Pongidae; “used esp. of the larger tailless Old World forms” (WIII); monkey: “a member of the order Primates excepting man and usu. also the lemurs and tarsiers” (WIII), “any of the smaller longer-tailed primates (as members of the New World family Cebidae) as contrasted with the larger nearly or quite tailless apes” (WIII).

Pithecoctenium 'monkey's comb;' > Gk. pithEkos, ape, monkey + ctenion, comb “in allusion to the spiny fruits. Bignoniaceae” (Stearn 1996); Pithecellobium (s.n.II) > Gk. pithEkos, ape, monkey + ellobion, an ear-ring; “the name of this genus was originally published as Pithecollobium then amended to Pittecellobium. The Brazilian name, Brincos de Sahoy, means monkey’s ear-ring. Leguminosae” (Stearn 1996).
Monkey, ape: simia,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. simia; simius,-ii (s.m.II), abl.sg. simio; pith-, pitho-: in Gk. comp. of or relating to apes, monkeys; [> Gk. pithEkos (s.m.II), ‘an ape, monkey’].

- pecten-simiarum, monkey's comb. difference? to do

NOTE: Monkey is in general a synonym of ape: Ape: “a member of the family Pongidae; “used esp. of the larger tailless Old World forms” (WIII); monkey: “a member of the order Primates excepting man and usu. also the lemurs and tarsiers” (WIII), “any of the smaller longer-tailed primates (as members of the New World family Cebidae) as contrasted with the larger nearly or quite tailless apes” (WIII).

Pithecoctenium 'monkey's comb;' > Gk. pithEkos, ape, monkey + ctenion, comb “in allusion to the spiny fruits. Bignoniaceae” (Stearn 1996); Pithecellobium (s.n.II) > Gk. pithEkos, ape, monkey + ellobion, an ear-ring; “the name of this genus was originally published as Pithecollobium then amended to Pittecellobium. The Brazilian name, Brincos de Sahoy, means monkey’s ear-ring. Leguminosae” (Stearn 1996).

 

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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