Not often do gardeners have the opportunity to bring something back to life.Latin is now considered a dead language, meaning it’s still used in specific contexts, but does not have any native speakers
How do you say soil in Latin? Well, there are 6 ways to refer to soil: soli, terra, humus, telis, and ager.
soli The word soil is derived from Latin word solum meaning the substratum in which the plant grows. It is the loose superficial layer of the earth’s crust.
humus Used to describe ground, earth, land, region, or country
telis Appears in Pliny’s “Natural History” to describe agriculture, flora, fauna, land, equipment, rural
ager field, territory, country, land, countryside
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Incomplete; with parts missing, as in Oncidium aborvitum
Plants blooms in the winter with several wide flowers, but the inflorescence may have sterile flowers and a few viable ones.
- Latin for Gardeners, Lorraine Harrison, University of Chicago Press