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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Stuppa,-ae (s.f.I) (less correctly stupa,-ae (s.f.I), stipa,-ae, s.f.I): the coarse part of flax, hurds, oakum, tow, q.v. Greek: styppE,-Es (s.f.I) and stypE,-Es (s.f.I). The generic name for Feather- or Speargrass, Stipa L., derives 'from the Greek ‘stype,’ tow, in allusion to the flaxen appearance of the feathery awns of the original species' (Fernald, 1950); see tuft; see Stipa;

- stuppam egregie aemulatur, extraordinarily like tow.

NOTE: the Greek noun stypos,-eOs (s.n.III), of the third declension,‘stem, stump, block’ (Liddell & Scott) may be used as a prefix or suffix for ‘stem,’ but:

NOTE: stypos (s.m.II), in Greek, of the second declension, is a synonym of stuppE (s.f.I), which is a synonym of styppeion (s.n.II), “the coarse fibre of flax or hemp, tow, oakum” (Liddell & Scott).

 

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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