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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-vagus,-a,-um (adj.A): in L. comp. wandering, rambling, roaming, straying;

- montivagus, wandering over the mountains; mundivagus,-a,-um (adj.A): spreading around the world, that which wanders about the world, wide-spread; nemorivagus,-a,-um (adj.A): woodland-grove rambling; noctivagus,-a,-um (adj.A): night-wandering, that wanders about by night, as the moon; nubivagus,-a,-um (adj.A): wandering among the couds, cloud (-forest) dwelling; paludivagus, wandering over the bog; undivagus,-a,-um (adj.A), wandering in the waves.

Viola sororia X V. montivaga; Cuscuta gronovii var. vulgivaga, ‘wandering everywhere.’
vagus,-a,-um (adj.A): uncertain, having no particular direction, drifting, in several directions, rambling, wandering, unfixed, unsettled, irregular; inconstant, doubtful, vague, indefinite; unclear, imprecise, inexact;

- caulis pinnatus, raro vagus, stem pinnate, rarely irregular.

- raphe ventrali et micropyle supera v. vaga (B&H), with the raphe ventral and the micropyle superior or indefinite.

- vagas intelleximus et aliis melioribus, e structura foliorum caulinorum, rameorum et peduncularium ductis, usi sumus (C. Muell.), we have understood these to be uncertain and we have used [+ dat] better ones, from the structure of the cauline, branch and peduncular leaves.

Halorhiza vaga (a maritime alga), ‘the drifting Halorhiza.’

 

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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