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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Rus, gen. sg. ruris (s.n.III), acc. sg. rus, abl. sg. rure, nom. & acc. pl. rura, dat. & abl. pl. ruribus: the country (as opposed to the town, q.v.), countryside, lands, fields; a country-seat, villa, estate, farm, q.v.; syn. ager, gen. sing. agri (s.m.II), abl. sg. agro: land in cultivation, 'cultivated land, whether arable or pasture, as opposed to the wild; opp. urbs (s.f.III), gen.sg. urbis, abl.sg. urbe, the city; see field; see farm;

- rura vitea, lands planted with vines.

- rus (gen.sg. ruris (s.n.III) suburbanum (adj.A), abl. sg. rure suburbano, the country around a city, suburbia, a suburban estate.

- pascua reddere rura, to restore pastures to fields.

- aspera dumis rura, fields harsh with spiney shrubs.

- rura pomis obsita, fields covered over with fruit [sc. trees].

- urbe relicta, rura peragrantes saepe soli sumus, having abandoned the city, travelling through the country, we are often alone.

- [Lichen crustaceus] in Casiniani collibus, inter rus Domini de Arrighis, & rivulum ‘Soglia,’ nec non in Plebania Cercinae, per loca ‘le Masse,’ in capite viae, quae ad supradictam Ecclsiam ducit (Mich.), on the hills of [Plebiana] Casiniani, between the estate of Domini de Arrighis, and the river ‘Soglia,’ and also in the Plebania of Cercina, throughout the places ‘le Masse,’ at the head of the road, which leads to the aforementioned Church.

- ad parietes sуlvulae ruris Domini Senatoris, & Сomitis Ferrantis Сарponi (Mich.), on the [building] walls of the plantation of the [estate; farm] of the proprietor, senator [i.e. member of the senate] and [Count or Earl] Ferrante Capponi.

 

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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