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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Vir, gen. sg. viri (s.m.II), abl. sg. viro, gen. pl. virorum, of men: a man, a male person (i.e. not a boy); “a man (of courage, principle or honor, one who deserves the name of a man” (Lewis & Short); human beings; opp. femina,-ae (s.f.I), a woman, a female person; cf. mas, gen. sg. maris (s.m.III), ‘a male,’ applied to people, plants and animals; = Gk. anEr (s.m.III), gen.sg. andros: a man; as opp. femina,-ae (s.f.I), a woman, a female person; as opp. to homo,-inis (s.m.III), a human being (gender neutral); see andr-, andro-;
   vir, gen. sg. viri (s.m.II)   
        singular           plural

  Nom.  vir                viri   
  Gen.  viri               virorum   
  Acc.  virum              viros   
  Dat.  viro               viris   
  Abl.  viro               viris   
- viri inclytissimi Brasiliensium, men most famous of those of Brazil.

- VIRIS CLARISSIMIS DE STUDIIS BRYOLOGICIS NOSTRIS MERITISSIMIS G. KUNZE ET D. F. L. DE SCLECHTENDAL HANC SYNOPSIN MUSCORUM FRONDOSORUM D. D. D. gratus auctor (C. Muell.), the grateful author gave and dedicated as a gift to our most meritorious, most eminent men in the matter of bryological studies, G. Kunze and D. F. L. de Schlechtendal, this synopsis of the leafy mosses.

NOTE: V.C., VC.: vir clarissimus, a man most illustrious; see clarus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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