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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
vetus, gen.sg. veteris, abl. sg. vetere, (adj.), compar., veterior (archaic, the classical compar. is vetustior), superl., veterrimus, old, ancient; opp. juvenilis,-e (adj.B), juvenis,-e (adj.B): young, youthful;

                 vetus (adj.B) 'old'
        singular                      plural
         m.f.      n.                m.f.       n.
  Nom.  vetus    vetus             veteres    vetera
  Gen.     veteris                     veterum
  Acc.  veterem  vetus             veteres   vetera
  Dat.      veteri                     veteribus
  Abl.     vetere                      veteribus
- per totum orbis veteris hemisphaerium boreale, through the whole northern hemisphere of the Old World.

- caudice simplici basibus foliorum veterum vestito, with a simple caudex with the bases of old leaves clothed.

- foliola juvenilia pubescentia, vetera glabra, leaflets young pubescent, old, glabrous.

= Hab. in sylvis umbrosis, truncos veterrimos prostratos vestiens, it grows in shady woods, covering the most ancient prostrate trunks.

           singular                      plural
      m.& f.       n.               m.& f.      n.
Nom. vetustior  vetustius        vetustiores vetustiora
Gen.     vetustioris                  vetustiorum
Acc. vetustiorem vetustius       vetustiores vetustiora
Dat.     vetustiori                   vetustioribus
Abl.     vetustiore                   vetustioribus
- ramuli hornotini pilosi, annotini glabri, vetustiores crassi cortice griseo fisso, branchlets of this year's growth pilose, of last year's growth glabrous, the older ones thick with the bark grey fissured (Stearn).

- rami juniores aculeis recurvatis armati, vetustiores fere semper inermes, younger branches armed with recurved prickles, the older ones almost always unarmed (without prickles).

- ramis gracillimis, in vetustioribus aphyllis, with branches very slender, the older ones leafless.

 

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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