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lĭbrārĭus , a, um, adj. 3. liber,
I.of or belonging to books: “scriba librarius,a copyist, transcriber of books, Varr. R. R. 3, 2, 14; Cic. Agr. 2, 13, 32: “libraria taberna,a bookseller's shop, Cic. Phil. 2, 9, 21: “scriptor,a transcriber of books, Hor. A. P. 354: “atramentum,ink for writing books, Plin. 27, 7, 28, § 52.—Hence,
II. Subst.
A. -brārĭus , i, m.
1. A transcriber of books, a copyist, scribe, secretary, Cic. Agr. 2, 5, 13: “librum ut tuis librariis daret,id. Att. 12, 40, 1: “librarii mendum,Liv. 38, 55, 8: legionis, the secretary of the legion, Inscr. ap. Grut. 365, 1; cf. Sen. Contr. 1, 7, 18; Juv. 9, 109.—
2. A bookseller, Sen. Ben. 7, 6, 1; Gell. 5, 4, 2; 18, 4, 1; Sulp. Sev. Dial. 1, 23, 4. —
3. (Sc. doctor.) An elementary teacher, Hier. Ep. 107, 4.—
B. lĭbrārĭa , ae, f.
1. A female scribe: “(Parcae) utpote librariae Superum archivumque custodes,Mart. Cap. 1, § 65 (perh. also Juv. 6, 476; cf. sub 1. librarius).—
2. A bookseller's shop; in libraria, ego et Julius Paulus poëta consederamus, Gell. 5, 4, 1: “quispiam in libraria sedens,id. 13, 30, 1.—
C. lĭbrārĭum , ii, n., a place to keep books in, a bookcase, bookchest: “exhibe librarium illud legum vestrarum,Cic. Mil. 12, 33: “libraria omnia exurerent,Amm. 29, 2, 4.
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