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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
salt-: in Gk. comp., hal-, hali-, halo-, q.v.; - halophilus, salt loving.
Salt-brine: muria,-ae (s.f.I), ‘brine, a liquor made of salt, a pickle;’ see brine.

in a salt-brine: muriaticus,-a,-um (adj.A), pickled or lying in a salt brine; hydrochloric; see hydrochloricus.
Salt-plain, plain by the sea: halipedum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. halipedo; see grassland.
Salt-plant: halophyton,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. halophyto, nom. & acc. pl. halophyta.
Salt water (sea water): aqua,-ae (s.f.I) marina (adj.A); opp. fresh water, aqua dulcis (adj.B); see brackish.
Salt-works: salinae,-arum (pl.f.I), abl. pl. salinis. salinarius,-a,-um (adj.A): of or belonging to a salt-works (salinae,-arum (pl.f.I), q.v.).
Salt: sal, gen. sg. salis (s.m.III), abl. sg. sale, nom. & acc. pl. sales; see hal-, hali-, halo-: in Gk. comp., ‘salt;’ see saline; see salinity;

- cum grano salis, with a grain of salt.

- mica,-ae (s.f.I) salis, a grain of salt.

- salem exsudans, exuding salt.

- sale ammoniaco, with ammonia (ammonium chloride).

- herbae erectae foliis junciformibus, in paludibus dulcibus salsisque vigentes (B&H), herbs erect with rush-like leaves, flourishing in freshwater and saltwater marshes (or swamps).

NOTE: in classical Latin this may also be a neuter noun. However, as this leads to declensional irregularities (i-stem neuters, see -al) it is best to treat this noun as masculine.

Saltzburg, Austria, the ‘salt fortress.’
Salt-plant: halophyton,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. halophyto, nom. & acc. pl. halophyta.

 

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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