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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
transparent, clear [Eng. > L. “transparere 2. to show through > L. trans + parere, to be visible, appear, show” (WIII)]: diaphanus,-a,-um (adj.A), hyalinus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'of glass or crystal', limpidus,-a,-um (adj.A), liquidus,-a,-um (adj.A), lucidus,-a,-um (adj.A): shining, clear, transparent, 'full of light, clear, bright; bright, shining white,' transparent, translucid; pellucens,-entis (part.B), shining through, being transparent or pellucid; pellucidus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘clear, translucent or transparent;’ perspicuus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘transparent, clear;’ translucens,-entis (part. B), translucidus,-a,-um, (adj.A), vitreus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. opaque; see clear; see translucent; see colorless;

- aquae perspicuae, clear water.

Note: the English word ‘transparent’ derives from Medaeval Latin, as it does not occur in Lewis and Short’s classical dictionary. Latham (2008) records “transparens,-entis (part.B), derived from transpareo, “to shine through,” perhaps as a second declension verb, as indicated by WIII; transparet: 3d pers. sg. act. indic. (he, she) it shines through, shows through, appears visible;

- (fungi) stipitis color eleganter roseus per floccos laxos sericeos flavicantes sub annulo persistentes transparet (S&A), the color of the stipe is rose-colored becoming yellowish under the annulus through the persistent, loose, silky cottony-tufts.
clear as water: aqueus,-a,-um (adj.A).

somewhat transparent: pellucidulus,-a,-um (adj.A), sublucidulus,-a,-um (adj. A).

 

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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