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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Touch, a touching, a handling: tactus,-us (s.m.IV), acc. sing. tactum, abl. sing. tactu; contactus,-us (s.m.IV), acc. sg. contactum, abl. sg. contactu; tactio,-onis (s.f.III), abl. sg. tactione, a touch, a touching, the sense of touch, of feeling; contagio,-onis (s.f.III), abl. sg. contagione, contagion, a touching or contact by something unclean;’ see bruise;

- caespites laete virides, tactu lubricae et eximie flexiles (Agardh), clumps bright green slippery to the touch and exceptionally supple.

- contagio pestifera, desease-borne contagion (contact or touch).

- folia ad tactum mollia, leaves soft to the touch (Stearn).

- pileus tactu tarde brunnescens, pileus, with touching, slowly turning brown.

- contextus albidus, tactu fulvo-rubellus demum atratus; context whitish, with touching cinnamon-buff, at length black.

- nervi in superficiebus ambabus folii ad tactum imperceptibiles, the nerves on both sides of the leaf imperceptible to the touch.

- corpus visu tactuque manifestum, a body manifest to the sight and touch.

- voluptates oculorum et tactionum et odorationum et saporum, pleasures of the eyes and the touchings, smellings and tastings.

Note: textura,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. textura refers to a web, weaving, a tissue, hence "soft in texture" is to be rendered "soft to the touch" as noted above.
Touch, a trace: vestigium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. vestigio; particula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. particula; see trace.

sensitive to touch: tactilis,-e (adj.B)

that which may be touched, tangible: tangibilis,-e (adj.B).
Touch, a shock from a, a twinge: stringor,-oris (s.m.III), abl. sg. stringore.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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