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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tenens,-entis (part.B): holding, keeping [> L. teneo, tenui, tentum, 2. to hold, keep, have 'in the hand, in the mouth, etc.' (Lewis & Short), with the idea of possession, to have in one's power, to hold fast; syn. habens,-entis (part.B), possidens,-entis (part.B); see having, holding;

- ordo polymorphus, inter Liliáceas et Restiaceas quasi medium tenens (B&H), a polymorphous order, keeping about the middle between Liliaceae and Restiaceae.

- inter var. purpureum et var. rubellum medium tenens (Austin), keeping the middle between the var. purpureum and the var. rubellum.

- capsulae semina in operculo tenentes, the capsules holding the seeds in the operculum.

- foliis in pilis viscidulis insecta tenentibus, with the leaves holding insects with sticky hairs.

- locum tenens, place-holder, one who is holding or keeping the place or position (of another), a (temporary) substitute (as a substitute teacher), or a deputy; pl. locum tenentes.

- Catharinea intermedia; ex auctoris ratione inter Cath. tenellum et angustatam quasi medium tenens (C. Muell.), Catharinea intermedia; by the reasoning of the author keeping as though the middle [i.e. intermediate] between Cath. tenellum and angustatum.

 

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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