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multĭfārĭus , a, um, adj. multus,
I.manifold, various, multifarious (the adj. post-class.): “militares coronae multifariae sunt,Gell. 5, 6, 1.—Hence, adv., in two forms.
A. multĭfārĭam (acc. form), on many sides, in many places (class.): multifariam dixerunt antiqui, quod videlicet in multis locis fari poterat, id est dici, Paul. ex Fest. p. 142 Müll.: sancius multifariam factus, in many places, Cato ap. Gell. 3, 7, 19: multifariam defossum aurum, Cic. de Or. 2, 41, 174: “hodie multifariam nulla (ju dicia) sunt,id. Leg. 1, 14, 40: “in castris visae togae,Liv. 3, 50, 3; 10, 31, 8; 21, 8, 4 Drak. and Fabri N. cr.; 33, 18, 7; “44, 41, 8: nasci,Plin. 25, 8, 53, § 93.—
B. multĭfārĭē (post - Aug.), in many ways, variously: “eadem est Ortygia, quae multifarie traditur: nunc Asteria ... nunc Lagia, vel Cynetho: Pyrpile etiam,Sol. 11, § 19; Placid. Gloss. p. 482 Mai. (but in Plin. 18, 7, 10, § 54, where Sillig and others read multifarie in the sense of multifariam, Jan. and Detlefsen read multifariam).
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