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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
vidi:

the perfect active indicative of video:

         singular                                  plural

person 1  vidi    'I have seen'            vidimus   'we have seen' 

person 2 vidisti 'you have seen' vidistis 'you (pl.) have seen'

person 3 vidi 'he, she, it have seen' viderunt 'they have seen'
vidi:

v.c.: vidi cultam, “I have seen it cultivated” (Stearn);

- crescit in herbarum caulibus firmioribus variis : v. c. Lilii bulbiferi (maculis atris), Delphinii Ajacis , Selini palustris (maculis piceis) etc. (S&A), it grows on the various firmer stems of herbs, e.g. v.c. [vidi cultam] on Lilium bulbiferum (with (dull) black spots), on Delphinium Ajacis, on Silinus palustris (with pitch-black spots, etc.

v.s.: vidi siccam, “I have [seen] it in a dried state” (Stearn);

- v. s. in herb. Banks (DeCandolle), vidi siccam, I have seen it in a dried state in the herbarium of [Joseph] Banks.

v.sp.: vidi sponteam, “I have (seen] it in a wild [uncultivted; natural] state.

v.v.: vidi vivam, “I have (seen) it in the living state.”

NOTE: the exclamation mark [!] indicates:

a) seen by the Author [vidi, I have seen (it)].

b) “after a citation of a specimen it means that this has been examined by the author citing it”

c) “after a citation of literature, notably, by de Candolle, it means that he has examined an authentic specimen from the author whose work is cited” (Stearn)

- Aconitum grandiflorum Fisch! cat. hort. gor. (DeCandolle), Fischer [! = DeCandolle has seen an authentic specimen from the author whose work is cited] catalogus horti gorenkensis ‘catalogue of the garden of Gorenki’ [Friedrich Ernst Ludwig Fischer (1782 – 1854) Catalogue du Jardin des plantes de S.E. Monsieur le comte Alexis de Razoumoffsky ... à Gorenki près de Moscou [Moscow] 1808-1812] [Gorenki = a town near Moscow].

- seminum integumentum internum ad chalazam incrassatum et nigrum fere calyptriforme vidimus in Fugosia phlomidifolia, et australi (B&H), we saw in Fungosia phlomidifolia and F. australis the inner integument of the seeds thickened to the chalaza and [shining] black, almost calyptriform.

         singular                                  plural 
person 1  videor   'I seem'                videmur     'we seem' 
person 2  videris 'you seem'               videmini  'you (pl.) seem' 
person 3  videtur 'he, she, it seems'      videntur  'they seem'
- ut videtur (adv. phrase), as you will, as it seems, apparently.

- sed sphaerulae nigrae sunt, virore quodam (heterogeneo,ut videtur) interdum obductae, at numquam canae (S&A), but the sphaerules are a [shining] black, sometimes covered with a certain greenness (heterogeneous, it seems), but never grayish-white.

- frons ex icone pedalis videtur, frond according to the illustration appears to be one foot long (Stearn 1983).

- plantae ut videtur dioeciae, plants apparently dioecious.

- ut videtur, as it seems, apparently, q.v.;

- chloroplastus ut videtur materiam lipidicam continens, chloroplast

apparently [as it seems] containing lipid material.

- sporae triletae vel ut videtur monoletae, spores trilete or

apparently monolete.

- ut species Rosacearum videtur, it seems as a species of the Rosaceae.

- ut monstrum haec capsulam videtur, this capsule appears as a monster (freak).

- ut petalum floris folia videntur, the leaves appear as the petal of a flower.

- sic tenuis ut charta videtur, it appears as thin as paper.

- Quinquelobus Benj. in L. est genus spurium, ut videtur ex speciebus 2 Dopatrii compositum, Quinquelobus is a spurious genus, composed, apparently, of two species of Dopatriu[m].

 

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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