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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Saltus,-us (s.m.IV), abl.sg. saltu: forest pasture, woodland; valley, ravine, dale, pass through a mountain; a forest or mountain pasture, cattle-run (Lewis & Short); the woodlands seem to be of a higher altitude than nemus,-oris (s.n.III), q.v.; often joined with sylva; cf. lucus,-i (s.m.II), nemus,-oris (s.n.III), sylva,-ae (s.f.I); see pasture; see woodland;

NOTE: it is often necessary to understand the context or the geography of the places referred to in the interpretation of this word.

- saltum pascuum locare, to locate the woodland pasture.

- saltibus in vacuis pascunt, they pasture in the empty upland woodland.

- floriferis in saltibus, in fertile upland pastures.

- in silvestrem saltum, in the forest pasture.

- saltus Pyrenaei, the forest [or pass[es] of the Pyrenees mountains (Pyrenaei Montes) between Gaul and Spain.

- saltus Thermophylarum, the forests (ravines) of Thermophylae.

- saltu angusto superatis montibus, with a narrow pass with the mountains rising above.

- ante saltum Thermophylarum in septentrionem versa Epirus, before the pass of Thermophylae in the north toward Epirus.

- saltibus degressi scrupulosis et inviis, descended with the passes rugged and impassible.

Castulonensis Saltus: the Sierra de Cazorla, Andalucia in southern Spain.

 

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