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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
swift: celer, gen.sg. celeris (adj.B), neuter: celere, ‘swift, fleet, quick, speedy, hasty, precipitate;’ compar. celerior,-ius (adj.B), superl. celerissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); citatus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v. (no. 2), urged on, hastened, hurried; quick, rapid, speedy, swift; expeditus,-a,-um (part.A): ready at hand; prompt, quick; festinans,-antis (part.B), hasty, in haste; accelerating, hastening;’ promptus,-a,-um (part.A), ready, quick, without delay; rapidus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘rapid, tearing or hurrying along, swift, quick;’ velox,-ocis (adj.B), ‘swift, quick, fleet, rapid, speedy, swift;’ as an epithet, it may refer to 'speedy growth; opp. tardus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., ‘slow, tardy;’ opp. segnis,-e (adj.B), q.v., lentus,-a,-um (adj.A); see immediately;

somewhat swift: rapidulus,-a,-um (adj.A).
swift-moving: agilis,-e (adj.B), ‘active, nimble, swift-moving, quick;’ mobilis,-e (adj.B), ‘easily moved; nimble, quick, active, agile, rapid, swift.’

swiftly-moving: agiliter (adv.), ’actively, nimbly, quickly, in a swiftly-moving manner;’ mobiliter (adv.), ‘with rapid motion, rapidly, quickly, hastily; compar. mobilius (adv.).

 

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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