variorum

variorum

[vair-ee-awr-uhm, -ohr-]
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
3.
a variorum edition or text.

Origin:
1720–30; short for Latin ēditiō cum notīs variōrum edition with the notes of various persons

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variorum (ˌvɛərɪˈɔːrəm)
 
adj
1.  containing notes by various scholars or critics or various versions of the text: a variorum edition
 
n
2.  an edition or text of this kind
 
[C18: from Latin phrase ēditiō cum notīs variōrum edition with the notes of various commentators]

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variorum
1728, from L., gen. pl. masc. 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 ref. to an edition of an author's works containing variant readings
(1955) is "deplored by some scholars" [OED].
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