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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Vegetabile: vegetabile,-is (s.n.III), acc. sg. vegetabile, dat. & abl.sg. vegetabili, nom. & acc. pl. vegetabilia, gen. pl. vegetabilium, dat. & abl. pl. vegetabilibus: a plant, a vegetable; holus,-eris (s.n.III), q.v. also olus,-eris (s.n.III), q.v. indicates 'kitchen or garden herbs of any kind; vegetables;’ see plant;
         singular         plural      
Nom.    vegetabile      vegetabilia     
Gen.    vegetabilis     vegetabilium 
Dat.    vegetabili      vegetabilibus 
Acc.    vegetabile      vegetabilia 
Abl.    vegetabili      vegetabilibus
NOTE: this is an i-stem neuter noun.

- omnia vegetabilium genera supra recensita, quae a vocabulis graccis originem ducunt, syllabis quinqué constant (Swartz), all of the genera of plants reviewed above, which derive their origin from Greek words, contain five syllables [e.g. ATROZOPHYTUM, PHRYGANOPHYTUM, SPHAEROOPHYTUM].

- Karl Ludwig Willdenow: “The tendril (cirrhus) is a filiform body, which serves for attaching plants to some support. Climbing plants (vegetabilia scandentia) are furnished with these.”

- [Necker] Vegetabilium fructificationis partes, sequentes sunt: 1. Bractea ... 41. Peridroma...., the following are the parts of plant fructifications: 1. the Bract ... 41. the Peridrome....

Vulva,-ae (s.f.I) vegetabilium [gen. pl.], the vulva of plants, “(obsol.) a Linnean name for the stigma” (Lindley); see volva.

Vegetabile (for eating): vegetabile oleraceum (adj.A), planta (s.f.I) oleracea (oleraceus implies 'fit for the garden', fit for eating).

resembling or pertaining to vegetables: holeraceus,-a,-um (adj.A), oleraceus,-a,-um (adj.A).

planted with vegetables: (h)oleratus,-a,-um (part.A) [> L. (h)olero,-avi,-atum, 1. to plant with vegetables].

(H)Olusculum a small herb or vegetable; a little cabbage: (H)Olusculum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. (h)olusculo.

 

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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