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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;

- 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.

 

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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