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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
thrix, gen.sg. trichis (s.f.III), abl. sg. triche, in Gk., the hair, both of man and beast: see (2) trich-, tricho-, -trichus,-a,-um (adj.A), -trichum,-i (s.n.II): in Gk. comp.

Mimosa chrysothrix, gen. sg. Mimosae chrysothricis, “The name “chrysothrix” refers to the golden indument on the young fruits; Ramalina melanothrix, with black sporogones. “
-thrix, -trichis (s.f. III): in Gk. comp.; -‘hair;’ this epithet is a noun in apposition. It functions as an adjective in an epithet but is declined like a noun irrespective of the gender of the generic name with which it is associated [> Gk. thrix, -trichos, s.f.III the hair, the beard]; see trich-, tricho-, -trichus,-a,-um (adj.A), -trichum,-i (s.n.II): in Gk. comp., hairy or hair-like, -haired, -trichous;

         singular          plural 
Nom.    -thrix          -triches      ‘hair’ (s.f.III) 
Gen.    -trichis        -trichum 
Dat.    -trichi         -trichibus 
Acc.    -trichem        -triches 
Abl.    -triche         -trichibus   


- brachythrix, with short hair; callithrix, beautiful hair; chrysothrix, golden hair; melanothrix, with black hairs; microthrix, with small hairs; oligothrix, with few hairs; pyrrhothrix, with fiery hair

Malacothrix; Thelypteris phacelothrix, phacelo-, 'bundle, fascicle'

Note: loss of the aitch (h) in cases other than nominative sg.

 

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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