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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Stilla,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. stilla: a drop, referring to a dense, viscous, gummy, fatty drop; whereas gutta was a natural, liquid drop; at a later time, both words were synonymous (Lewis & Short); a ‘stilla,-ae (s.f.I) is also used in pharmaceutical Latin (Muldoon) {> L. dim. of stiria,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. stiria 'a frozen drop; an ice-drop, icicle]; see drop (noun);

- gutta imbrum est, stilla olei vel aceti, ‘gutta’ is of the rains, ‘stilla’ is of oil or of vinegar; as a later synonym: e.g. stillae pluviae (drops of a gentle rain); stilla roris (drop of dew).

- stilla muriae, drops of salty-brine (muria,-ae (s.f.I).

- sicca et sine stillis arbor, a tree dry and without drops (of sap).

 

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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