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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Synopsis,-is (s.f.III), abl.sg. synopse: general view, survey synopsis; = L. conspectus,-us (s.m.IV), q.v.; “a condensed description of a genus or other group of plants [> Gk. synopsis, a glance“] (Jackson); “a brief, orderly outline affording a quick general view, a condensed statement; abstract” (WIII) [> Gk. synopsis,-eOs (s.f.III), “a seeing all together, general view, whether of the eyes or of the mind” (Liddell & Scott)]; cf. ‘outline;’ cf. ‘list;’ cf. ‘survey;’
     singular                          plural 
Nom. synopsis                        synopses  
Gen. synopsis (synopseos)            synopsium 
Dat. synopsi                         synopsibus 
Acc. synopsem (synopsim, synopsin)   synopses 
Abl. synopse  (synopsi)              synopsibus
- genera quae ob characteres mancos v. falsos haud recognoscere nec in systemate collocare potuimus, ad calcem synopseos cujusve Ordinis inter genera dubia enumeravimus (B&H); genera which, because of imperfect or false characters, we were unable to recognize or to place into a system, we ennumerate at the end of the synopsis or of its Order among the dubious genera.

- Lessing, Synopsis Compositarum, 1 8 3 2, Lessing, overview of the Compositae, 1832.

- Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum, methodical survey of British Plants.

Conspectus,-us (s.m.IV), q.v., abl. sg. conspectu: “a survey (as of a comprehensive subject) usu. in brief compass or rapid topical summary” an outline, list, synopsis” (WIII).

 

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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