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PUBLIUS NIGIDIUS, in his Grammatical Notes, 1 calls one who is fond of drinking bibax and bibosus. Bibax, like edax, I find used by many others; but as yet I have nowhere found an example of bibosus, except in Laberius, and there is no other word similarly derived. For vinosus, or vitiosus, and other formations of the kind, are not parallel, since they are derived from nouns, not from verbs. Laberius, in the mime entitled Salinator, uses this word thus: 2

Not big of breast, not old, not bibulous, not pert.

1 Fr. 5, Swoboda.

2 v. 80, Ribbeck3.

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