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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Sol, gen. sg. solis (s.m.III), abl. sg. sole: the sun; in Gk. comp. heli-, helio-, q.v.; see occidens, sun;

- rota solis, the disc of the sun.

- radii solis, rays or beams of the sun, sunbeams (radius,-ii (s.m.II), abl.sg. radio: ray, beam of light).

- algae semper marinae et maria salsiora praeferentes, raro loca sole exposita inhabitantes (Agardh), an algae that is always marine and preferring the more salty seas, rarely inhabiting places exposed to the sun.

- [fungi] saepe, a sole praesertim justo citius tacta et exusta, in bullas varias corneas solidas pulvere destitutas indurata (S&A), often, especially if more quickly touched and dried out by a moderate sun, hardened into various bullae [i.e. blisters], with the texture of horn, solid, lacking dust [i.e. spores].

Ros-solis, ‘dew of the sun;’ Sundew, = genus Drosera,-ae (s.f.I), > Gk. droseros, ‘dewy;’ see drosos; see ros, gen.sg. roris (s.m.III); see dew.

 

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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