Odores suaveolentes

English translation: pleasant / sweet-smelling odours

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Latin term or phrase:Odores suaveolentes
English translation:pleasant / sweet-smelling odours
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Science - Science (general)
Latin term or phrase: Odores suaveolentes
This is from a description of smells in the 17th century.

Odores suaveolentes are

odeurs musquées, camphrées, de menthe, pomme, violette, rose

musky, camphor (???), mint, apple, violet, rose
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Netherlands
odores suaveolentes ("pleasant odours")
Explanation:
"Odors" if you are translating into American English.

This is Latin, not French, and is equally valid in English. It should be reproduced as it is. It's the actual term used by Von Haller in 1763 in his classification of odours, one of several subjective schemes proposed in this period:
https://books.google.es/books?id=Zpc2HbWbgTIC&pg=PA147&lpg=P...

It has been translated as "pleasant odours", as in this Ph.D. dissertation in Medical Anthropology, where the term is attributed to Linnaeus:

"Following Aristotle, Linnaeus also recognized two broad, hedonic categories: Odores suaveolentes (“pleasant odors”) and Odores foetidii (“fetid, unpleasant odors”).

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The Latin term should be put in italics, by the way.

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URL for the second reference: http://repositorio.museu-goeldi.br:8080/bitstream/mgoeldi/12...

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You could also use "sweet-smelling odours" as the English equivalent.
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Charles Davis
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4 +3odores suaveolentes ("pleasant odours")
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odores suaveolentes ("pleasant odours")


Explanation:
"Odors" if you are translating into American English.

This is Latin, not French, and is equally valid in English. It should be reproduced as it is. It's the actual term used by Von Haller in 1763 in his classification of odours, one of several subjective schemes proposed in this period:
https://books.google.es/books?id=Zpc2HbWbgTIC&pg=PA147&lpg=P...

It has been translated as "pleasant odours", as in this Ph.D. dissertation in Medical Anthropology, where the term is attributed to Linnaeus:

"Following Aristotle, Linnaeus also recognized two broad, hedonic categories: Odores suaveolentes (“pleasant odors”) and Odores foetidii (“fetid, unpleasant odors”).

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Note added at 18 mins (2018-07-05 07:55:00 GMT)
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The Latin term should be put in italics, by the way.

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Note added at 20 mins (2018-07-05 07:56:12 GMT)
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URL for the second reference: http://repositorio.museu-goeldi.br:8080/bitstream/mgoeldi/12...

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Note added at 21 mins (2018-07-05 07:57:42 GMT)
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You could also use "sweet-smelling odours" as the English equivalent.

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 06:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jennifer White: Yes this is Latin. Not difficult to find on the WWW!
3 hrs
  -> No, indeed! Thanks, Jennifer :-)

agree  Veronika McLaren
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, Veronika :-)

agree  Joseph Brazauskas
15 days
  -> Thank you, Joseph
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