contracted from Dives, a name sometimes given to Pluto, and hence also to the lower world. (Cic. de Nat. Deor. 2.26; Verg. A. 6.127; comp. PLUTO.) [L.S]
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.