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mātĕrĭārĭus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.of or belonging to stuff, matter, wood, timber.
I. In gen. (ante-class. and post-Aug.): “fabrica,carpentry, Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 198: “FABER,a carpenter, Inscr. Grut. 642, 6: “NEGOCIATOR,a timber-merchant, Inscr. Orell. 4248. —Also subst.
B. mātĕrĭārĭus , ii, m. (sc. negotiator), a timber-merchant: si non hos materiarius remoratur, Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 45: “CLAVORVM,a maker of wooden nails, Inscr. Orell. 4164.—
II. In partic.: “haeretici materiarii, in eccl. Lat.,those who believed in the eternity of matter, Tert. adv. Hermog. 25.—
B. mātĕrĭārĭa , ae, f. (sc. negotiatio), the trade in timber, Paul. ex Fest. p. 27, 11 Müll.
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