Definitions for variorumˌvɛər iˈɔr əm, -ˈoʊr-
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var•i•o•rumˌvɛər iˈɔr əm, -ˈoʊr-(adj.)
containing different versions of a certain text.
containing notes and commentaries by a number of scholars.
(n.)a variorum edition or text.
Origin of variorum:
1720–30; < L ēditiō cum notīs variōrum edition with the notes of various persons
variorum, variorum edition(noun)
an edition containing various versions of a text or notes by various scholars or editors
An edition of a written work (especially the complete works of a classical writer) showing the notes and readings of a variety of different editors or commentators.
Origin: From Latin variorum, genitive plural masculine of varius ‘various’, in the phrase editio cum notis variorum ‘edition with various notes’.
containing notes by different persons; -- applied to a publication; as, a variorum edition of a book