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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Vocabulum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. vocabulo: “an appellation, designation, [common noun or] name of anything (cf. nomen, vox); in grammar, a substance “both in general and as an appellative noun in particular (in contradistinction to nomen, as denoting a proper name; see nomen) (Lewis & Short); see word;

- 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].

NOTE: Appelative (noun): a common noun; an appellation. appelative (adj.): “designating a being or thing of which more than one specimen exists; being a common noun; dealing with common nouns’ of, relating to, or inclined to the giving of names” (WIII).

 

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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