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Olothyrus

 
 
Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2019 09:29 pm
Hi, I've been working through a Medieval/Early Modern Latin text and can't find a translation for this word: "olothryus". Around it he talks about jellyfish and sponges but other than that I'm having a hard time. Actually, if I could get a translation of the full sentence "His eadem quae frutiei inest natura, perinde ac spongiis, vrticis, stellis, & olothyris" that would be great. (Also I was thinking that "stellis" might refer to starfish?)

Here's a link to the page:
https://books.google.com/books?id=L0s8AAAAcAAJ&pg=RA2-PA228&lpg=RA2-PA228&dq=Olothyris&source=bl&ots=63jR5ZyuH2&sig=ACfU3U2T-Hqb68WzO6AQFsbDR5fehQ7Mzw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwimgZ2l-5zmAhUCv54KHXtZCOQQ6AEwB3oECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=vrticis&f=false
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SterlingArtemis
 
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Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2019 09:44 pm
@SterlingArtemis,
Could it mean seaweed? With "thyrsus" meaning the stalk or stem of a plant or leafy vine and "oleo" meaning musty or stinky? That might be a stretch, I don't know.
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George
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2019 10:49 am
I can't find it in any Latin dictionary I have.
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knaivete
 
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Reply Sat 7 Dec, 2019 06:08 pm
http://tolweb.org/tree/ToLimages/inv076.jpg
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