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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Ruina,-ae (s.f.I), also ruinosa,-orum (pl.n.II), abl.pl. ruinosis (see ruinosus,-a,-um (adj.A): a ruin, dilapidated or disintegrated, usually, architecture [> L. ruina,-ae (s.f.I) > ruo, a rushing or tumbling down; a falling down, fall syn. casus, lapsus; (of buildings) a tumbling or falling down, downfall, ruin; a downfall, fall, ruin; accident, catastrophe, disaster, overthrow, destruction; that which tumbles of falls down, a fall; a building that has fallen down, a ruin, ruins (after Lewis & Short).

- ruina grandinis, a falling down of hailstones.

- ruina aquarum, a rushing down of waters.

- Utica quondam urbs maritima fuit, hodie 7ooo ad 8ooo metr. intervallo a mare distant ruinae (Desf.) Utica was once a maritime [i.e. coastal] city, the ruins today are distant from the sea by an interval [i.e. distance] of 7000 to 8000 meters.

- ruinae antiquae benemultae occurunt in regno Algeriensi prope Constantine ...; in Tunetano circa Zowan ... ubi amplissimum et miratu dignissimum superest Amphitheatrum (Desfont.), very many ancient ruins occur in the Algerian kingdom near Constantine ... [etc.]; in the Tunesian [sc. kingdom] around Zowan ... [etc.] where the extremely large amphitheater still exists and is most worthy of marvel [i.e. admiration].

- In arena variegata pr. Jenam: Florke 1798, pr. Naumburgum ad Salam sit. ad ruinas arcis Schonburg (C. Muell.), in the variegated sand near Jena: Florke 1798, near Naumburg at Sala, situated on the ruins of the Schonburg castle [Austria].

 

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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