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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Weather: tempestas,-atis (s.f.III), abl. sg. tempestate, ‘season, point of time, period of time;’

- in tempestate pluvia, in the rain-bringing season or period, in rainy weather.

- hyeme media cum tempestate leni, in the middle of winter with mild weather.

- tempestas suda (adj.A), bright and clear weather.

- PEDVNCVLVS dilute viridis, circa maturitatem in fuscellum vergens colorem (Hedw.), et valde tortilis, tempestate sicca; hinc hygrometricus (Hedw.), the pedunculus [i.e. the seta] is a diluted green, around maturity approaching a light fuscous color, and strongly twisting in dry weather, hence hygrometric.

Aer, gen. sg. aeris (s.m.III), acc. sg. aerem, dat. sg. aeri, abl. sg. aere, nom. & acc. pl. aeres, dat. & acc. pl. aeribus; ‘air’, “with a limiting adjective = the weather”(Lewis & Short);

- purus et tenuis aer, pure and thin (i.e. fresh) weather.

- aer temperatus (adj.A), temperate weather.

- aer pluvius (adj.A), rainy weather;

- [fungi] Var. [vaporaria], statura, forma et colore chocolatino distincta, etiam magis squamosa, in cortice vaporario spontanea provenit, aere pluvio satis frequens (S&A), [variety vaporaria] distinct by the stature, shape and chocolate color, also it is more scaly, it appears spontaneously on vaporarium bark, quite frequent in rainy air [i.e. weather].

Tempus,-oris (s.n.II), abl. sg. tempore: the season, period of time; sometimes used to indicate the (specified) season, such as a rainy season, or the ‘weather,’ i.e., ‘rainy weather;’

- (fungus) pileus lubricus potius tempore humido quam viscosus (S&A), the pileus lubricous [i.e. smooth and slippery] rather in moist weather than viscous [i.e. somewhat sticky].

NOTE: Jovis,-is (s.m.III) (Iovis,-is), acc. sg. Jovem, dat. sg. Jovi, abl. sg. Jove, = the Roman Juppiter, may refer poetically to the sky or heaven, or the air: sub Jove, in the open air; sub Jove frigido, under a cold sky, in cold weather.

NOTE: Coelum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. coelo, also caelum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. caelo: the sky, heaven, the heavens; the weather, atmosphere, temperature, the air;

- coelo pluvio autumali et praecipue aestivali, in autumn rainy weather and especially summer.

- caelum hic, in quo nubes, imbres ventique coguntur, the atmosphere in this place in which the clouds, rains and winds are driven together.

- (fungus) stipes aeque ac pileus coelo humente lubricus, solidus, valens , (S&A), the stipe just as the pileus in damp weather slimy [i.e. smooth and slippery], solid [i.e. dense], stout.

 

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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