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diverbium

[dahy-vur-bee-uh m] /daɪˈvɜr bi əm/
noun, plural diverbia
[dahy-vur-bee-uh] /daɪˈvɜr bi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the spoken part of an ancient Roman drama.
Compare canticum.
Origin
< Latin; variant of dēverbium, equivalent to dē- de- + verb(um) word, verb + -ium -ium
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