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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
prope:

1. nearly, almost (adv.);

- lobulo folii prope explanato, by the lobule of the leaf almost explanate.

- coloniae colore prope rubrae, the colonies in color nearly red.

2. prep. with acc.; near, nearby (in space);

- pedicellis prope medium articulatis (F. Mueller), with the pedicels jointed near the middle.

- capsula 3-5-locularis, valvis obtusis aut ad basin aut prope apicem sitis dehiscens, capsule 3-5-locular, dehiscing by blunt valves placed either at base or near the tip (Stearn).

- cellulae porosae, praesertim prope margines laterales, cells porose, especially near the lateral margins.

- planta robusta, 1 vel 2 surculis erectis proxime ad stipitem, plant robust, with 1 or two suckers erect nearest to the stipe.

- antheridia plerumque prope stipitem oogonialem affixa, antheridia usually near the oogonial stipe attached.

- (fungus) prope sane ad Sistotremata accedit (S&A), it approaches quite near to Sistotrema.

- prope flumina Avoca et Murray (F. Mueller), near the rivers Avoca and Murray.

- prope oppidulum Milton in vicinia portus Phillip (F. Mueller), near the little town of Milton in the neighborhood of port Phillip.

NOTE: both the comparative adjective "nearer" - propior (m.f.), propius (n.), gen. sg. propioris and the superlative "nearest" proximus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., take the dative case; see propior,-us (adj.B); see proximus,-a,-um (adj.A).

NOTE: the comparative adverb is propius (adv.); the superlative adverb is proxime (adv.). Curiously, propius and proxime are also prepositions with the accusative case.

NOTE: pr. = abbrev. for prope;

- in monte Cerro Pelado pr. Tarapoto (Mitten), on mount Cerro Pelado near Tarapoto.

- in saxis prope pagum Chambo, on rocks near the the village of Chambo.

- pr. Quito, near Quito.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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