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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.
Thanks
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Re: Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Postby Polyfloisbos » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:41 pm

That would be amazing :D . I have no idea about the existence of such list, but I think that Naturalis Historia by Pliny, some works of Dioscorides or modern literature on botany can be really useful. You can check also Wikipedia for the list of plants, with their cientific names in Latin. I have also in mind a book by William Stearn (Botanical Latin) on this subject, but I'm not sure if it gives the ancient Latin names or the neolatin ones.

And if you want to complement it with the colours of the plants, you must see this: http://www.harbornet.com/folks/theedric ... olores.htm
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Re: Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:57 pm

One Mr. Ripman has created a topical dictionary that, I think, should suit your needs to some degree. Click the second-to-last link in this page.
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Re: Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Postby ptolemyauletes » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:15 pm

Thanks a lot, Sceptre Holder. There are some amazing resources there, that largely render the work I was doing obsolete. Saves me a lot of time. Thanks again.
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Re: Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:16 am

You're very welcome! The Internet has a wealth of these resources, but many of them are well hidden.
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