I.pertaining to antiquity.
I. Adj.: “ars,” the art of reading and copying ancient MSS., Hier. Ep. ad Flor. 5, 1.—Hence,
II. Subst.: antīquārĭus , ii, m.
A. One that is fond of or employs himself about antiquities, an antiquarian, antiquary (post-Aug.): “nec quemquam adeo antiquarium puto, ut, etc.,” Tac. Or. 21; * Suet. Aug. 86.—Also * antī-quārĭa , ae, f., she that is fond of antiquity, a female antiquarian, Juv. 6, 454.—
B. One that understands reading and copying ancient MSS., Cod. Th. 4, 8, 2; Aus. Ep. 16 al.