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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tritus,-a,-um (part.A): rubbed, ground, bruised, worn away; rubbed, hence ‘polished,’ shining [> L. tero, trivi, tritum, 3, to rub, grind, rub to pieces, bruise, wear away, esp. of stones or grain; to rub grain from the ears by treading, thresh, thrash; of a road or way, ‘oft-trodden, beaten’];

- iter tritum, a beaten path.

- callis est via pecorum vestigiis trita, a ‘callis’ is a way of cattle-herds worn by (their) hoof tracks.

- callis est iter pecudum inter montes angustum et tritum, a ‘callis’ is a narrow and oft-trodden passageway of cows among the mountains;

- folia trita odorem Pelargonii therebinthinacei spirant (DeCandolle), the bruised leaves emit the odor of Pelargonium therebininaceum [i.e. of turpentine].

- folia trita suaviter olent Satureja instar. Recentia cum pane manducantur (Swartz), the bruised leaves smell pleasantly, like Satureya. Fresh [plants] are chewed [i.e. eaten] with bread [i.e. food].

 

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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