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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?
Sure. 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, slack. Triteleia laxa = loose/slack thrice-complete [flower] -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY