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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
prorepens,-entis (part.B): creeping along, creeping onward or forward; coming out; putting forth [> L. prorepo,-psi,-reptum, 3, to creep forth, crawl out, come out (in a gradual or unobserved manner); to creep along, crawl forwards; (of inanimate subjects) to come forth gradually, to put forth, to ooze out, exude; often used of vines (Lewis & Short); cf. repens,-entis (part.B): repent, creeping, prostrate and rooting; cf. proserpens,-entis (part.B);

prorepunt: 3d pers. pl. present indicative active, they creep out, put forth;

- [Physarum reticulatum; fungi] peridia nonnulla adsunt solitaria, sparsa, indivisa, minora, polymorpba, in formam literarum fere O, C, S, vel alio modo, flexa: verum plura, perfectius effigurata, ad semunciam et ultra elongata variabili prorepunt directione (S&A), some peridia present, solitary, sparse, undivided, smaller, polymorphous, bent almost into the shape of the letters O, C, S, or a different kind: [indeed] many, when more completely [developed] elongated to 1/2 inch or longer, crawl along in variable [i.e. changeable] direction.

- herbae rhizomate tuberoso v. prorepente (B&H), herbs with the rhizome tuberous or creeping along.

- [moss] planta epidendra corticem arborum et ramorum investiens, primo prorepens, dein vero caulium filiformium incremento longe subinde ab iisdem dependens (DozyMoek), plant epidendrous [i.e. growing on trees], covering the bark of trees and branches, at first creeping along, then with long repeated increment [of growth] of the filiform stems, dangling from the same [i.e. places].

- [moss] caulis filiformis, flexuosus, prorepens, radiculis copiosis rubro-fuscis cortici arborum arcte adnatus (DozyMoek), stem filiform, flexuose, creeping onward, tightly attached [the whole length] to the bark [=dat.sg.] of trees by abundant reddish black-brown radicles [i.e. rhizoids].

- [moss] planta tenera, humida flaccida mollis, sicca rigidiuscula, fragillima, prostrata, laete virens, nitens, supra arborum ramos corticem vegetabiliumque quisquilias humidas prorepens. Caulis filiformis, tener, flexuose proserpens (DozyMoek), plants tender, moist, flaccid, soft, when dry somewhat rigid, extremely fragile, prostrate, bright green, glossy, creeping forward on moist refuse above the branches of trees and the rinds of plants. Stem filiform, tender, flexuosely creeping forward [i.e. in a winding or serpentine way].

- caulis inter Parmelias [lichens] prorepens, fibras plures cylindraceas tortuosas ad rhizoma fasciculatas ad ramulos solitarias producens, quibus intricatis rupes longe lateque teguntur (F. Mueller), the stem creeping along among the Parmelias extending many cylindric, irregularly twisted fibers, fasciculate [i.e. in clusters] on the rhizome, solitary on the branchlets, by which entangled [fibers] the rocks are covered far and wide [length and breadth].

 

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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