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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Pumilio,-onis (s.c.III), abl. sg. pumilione; also pumilo,-onis (s.c.III), pumilone, also pumilus,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. pumilo: dwarf, pigmy, a creature of small stature; in Latin nanus,-i (s.m.II) or nana,-ae (s.f.I); = nanus,-i (s.m.II) or nana,-ae (s.f.I); see dwarf;

- [[moss] in alpinis supra rupes humidas et ad terram umbrosam, praeprimis in regione Pini Pumilionis (C. Mueller), in alpine [sc. locis, places] upon moist rocks and shady soil, especially in the region of Pinus Pumilio.

- Draba pumilio “flores albi minimi” (DeCandolle), flowers white, tiny [i.e. ‘the smallest’].

Pinus mugo var. pumilio, Dwarf Pine, a dwarf variety of Pinus mugo; 3-5' tall by 6-10' wide.

Ranunculus Pumilio; Mathiola pumilio

NOTE: when ‘pumilio’ is used as an epithet after a generic name it is a noun in apposition to the generic name and is declined as a noun (not an adjective modifying the generic name):



  pumilio,-onis (s.c.III), dwarf  
           singular            plural  
Nom.   [Pinus] pumilio   [Pini]  pumiliones  
Gen.  [Pini]  pumilionis   [Pinorum] pumilionum  
Acc.  [Pinum] pumilionem   [Pinos]   pumiliones  
Dat.  [Pino]  pumilioni    [Pinis]   pumilionibus  
Abl.  [Pino]  pumilione    [Pinis]   pumilionibus
- ab Pino pumilione differt, it differs from Pinus pumilio.

- statura Pini pumilionis, with the size of Pinus pumilio.

- intra Pinos pumiliones, among Pini pumiliones. pumilis,-e (adj.B) = pumilus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.

 

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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