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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Titan, gen.sg. titanis (s.m.III), abl.sg. titane, gen.pl. titanum: titan, a titan [> L. Titan, gen. sg. titanis (s.m.III), gen.pl. titanum: titan, a titan, “Son of Caelus and Vesta, elder brother of Saturn and ancestor of the Titans “who contended with Saturn for the sovereignty of heaven” (Lewis & Short) > L. titanis,-idis (adj.B), nom.& acc. pl. titanides; > Gk. titan,-anos (s.m.III), nom. pl. titanes, the titans]; see giant.

Amorphophallus titanum, ‘of the Titans;’ the Titan Arum (Araceae), with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world.
titan-, titano-: in Gk. and L. comp. huge-, enormous-, gigantic-, titanic-; cf. giga-; gigant-, giganto-: in L. & Gk. comp., gigantic, mighty.

Titanoboa,-ae (s.f.I): Titanoboa cerrejonensis, ‘Titanic Boa’ a large fossil snake.

 

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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