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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
osseticus,-a,-um (adj.A), ossethicus,-a,-um (adj.A), ossetianus,-a,-um (adj.A): of Ossetia, central Caucasus.

“Ossetian, also known as Ossete and Ossetic, (endonym: Ирон æвзаг - Iron ævzag) is an Eastern Iranian language spoken in Ossetia, a region on the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains [central Caucasus region].“The Ossete area in Russia is known as North Ossetia–Alania, while the area south of the border is referred to as South Ossetia, recognized by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru as an independent state but by most of the rest of the international community as part of Georgia. Ossetian speakers number about 525,000, sixty percent of whom live in North Ossetia, and ten percent in South Ossetia” (Wikipedia Dec. 2014)

Heracleum ossethicum; Carduus osseticus; Centaurea ossethica; Cirsium osseticum; Epitrachys ossetica; Rosa ossethica

 

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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