Saltus versus silva

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Saltus versus silva

Post by Kimble » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:32 pm

I just learned a new latin word: saltus - a wooded pasture, forest, upland.

Does anyone know how saltus differs from silva in usage?

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Re: Saltus versus silva

Post by Constantinus Philo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:06 pm

It's mountain forest

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Re: Saltus versus silva

Post by will.dawe » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 pm

Kimble wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Does anyone know how saltus differs from silva in usage?
From Döderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes:
Silva (ὕλη) denotes a wood, in a general sense, merely with reference to the timber, like ὕλη; whereas saltus (ἄλσος) as a wild place, or wood in the midst of mountains, like νάπη
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Re: Saltus versus silva

Post by will.dawe » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:32 pm

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The synonymes of the Latin language, Hill (1804): sylva, nemus, saltus, lucus.

P.S. Here are computer dictionaries of Latin synonyms.

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