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Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

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Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Postby ptolemyauletes » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:52 am

Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.
I will post this in a few places as there seems not to be too much activity in some of the boards.

I am working on composing a text that is very descriptive in terms of geography, water features, woodlands, hills, passes, valleys, plants, trees, flowers, weather, and the natural world in general.

I am working on compiling a database of terms in a variety of such categories. Does anyone have any such lists, or know of sites that would contain such useful tidbits? When I am finished it I will happily post it up here for others to use.
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Re: Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Postby Damoetas » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:00 pm

I believe there is a work entitled Naturalis Historia, by C. Plinius Secundus (Maior), which already catalogs these items in great detail!
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Re: Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Postby Aluarus » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:12 pm

What about Comenius' Ianua Linguarum Reserata? I found a latin-greek-french edition of the seventeenth century, here you got the index http://archive.org/stream/jacomeniiianu ... 3/mode/2up
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