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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Palpebra,-ae (s.f.I), also palpebrum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. palpebro: an eyelid (usually in the plural); also in the plural, the eyelashes;

- palpebrae sunt tegmenta oculorum, the palpebrae [i.e. eyelids] are the coverings of the eyes (Lewis & Short).

- [moss] Syrrhopodon octoblepharis

- [Octoblepharum; moss] Nomen graecae compositionis, ab OCTO et blepharon, palpebra, ob dentes peristomii dentes octo huicce generi ab Hedwigio conditore impositum (C. Mueller), the name is of Greek composition [i.e. of Greek compounding], from octo [8] and blepharon, a palpebra [i.e. eyelid], because the eight teeth of the peristome were applied to this very genus, by Hedwig, the author.

 

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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