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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Uterus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. utero: uterus, the womb, matrix; syn. volva; belly, paunch, udder; a cavity out of which springs life, such as the Trojan Horse [> L. related to uter, gen. sg. uteris, gen. pl. uterium, a bag or bottle made of an animal's hide, wine-, oil-, water-skin].

uterus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. utero: paunch, udder; a cavity out of which springs life, such as the Trojan Horse (Lewis & Short) [> L. related to uter, gen. sg. uteris, gen. pl. uterium, a bag or bottle made of an animal's hide, wine-, oil-, water-skin (Lewis & Short)]; Gk. (h)ystera (E) (s.f.I), the womb (Liddell & Scott); cf. parthen- partheno-, in Gk. comp. ‘virgin.’

Uterculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. uterculo: a small belly, paunch or womb; a small fertile cavity [> L. dim. uterus,-i (s.m.II)].

uterifer,-fera,-ferum (adj.A): bearing a womb; developing a small, fertile cavity.

 

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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