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variorum


adjective

  1. containing different versions of the text by various editors: a variorum edition of Shakespeare.
  2. containing many notes and commentaries by a number of scholars or critics: a variorum text of Cicero.

noun

  1. a variorum edition or text.

adjective

  1. containing notes by various scholars or critics or various versions of the texta variorum edition

noun

  1. an edition or text of this kind
n.

1728, Latin, genitive masculine plural of varius (see vary), in phrase editio cum notis variorum “an edition (especially of the complete works of a classical author) with notes of various commentators or editors.” Use with reference to an edition of an author’s works containing variant readings (1955) is “deplored by some scholars” [OED].

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