Re: OT: Species Name Translation
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 26, 2006, 6:38|
Jefferson Wilson wrote:
> Would someone knowledgeable in the classical languages mind translating
> Triteleia laxa (a species name) for me?
Triteleia - Latinized form from Greek: tri- = three + the adjective
_teleios_ = perfect, complete. The name, I understand, refers to floral
parts being in threes
A Greek *triteleios (thrice-complete) would be Latinized as *triteleius
and Triteleia is the feminine form.
laxa is simply the feminine of the Latin adjective _laxus_ = loose,
Triteleia laxa = loose/slack thrice-complete [flower]
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