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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.

- Hermaphrodites, in orbe veteri indigenae (DeCandolle), [species] hermaphrodite, native to the old world.
           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.

- [fungi] [Sphaeria atrovirens; on plate II:] (NB. Cirrhi pars inferior in acervum pseudostiolarem jam consedit: icon enim haec ab exemplis vetustioribus desumta est) (S&A), the lower part of the cirrhus [i.e. tendril; spore-horn of exuded spores] by this time sunk down [i.e. collapsed] into a pseudostiolar heap: for this illustration was selected from older specimens.

 

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 2010-2018

 
 
 
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