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passim . adv. passus, from pando (lit.,
I.spread or scattered about; hence), at or to different places, hither and thither, in every direction, at random.
I. Lit. (class.): ille iit passim, ego ordinatim, Brut. ap. Cic. Fam. 11, 13, 2: sive pilatim sive passim iter facere volebat, Asellio ap. Serv. Verg. A. 12, 121: “Numidae quādam barbarā consuetudine nullis ordinibus passim consederant,Caes. B. C. 2, 38: “Tyrii comites passim ... diversa per agros Tecta metu petiere,Verg. A. 4, 162: “plurima perque vias sternuntur inertia passim Corpora,id. ib. 2, 364; “3, 510: volucres passim ac libere solutas opere volitare,Cic. de Or 2, 6, 23; cf.: “volucres huc et illuc passim vagantes,id. Div. 2, 38, 80: “passim per forum volitat,id. Rosc. Am. 46, 135; id. Sull. 15, 42: “passim carpere, colligere undique,id. de Or. 1, 42, 91: sparsi enim toto passim campo se diffuderunt, Liv 40, 33, 7; “41, 3, 7: quin etiam passim nostris in versibus ipsis Multa elementa vides, etc.,Lucr. 1, 823; 2, 688; 6, 29.—
II. Transf.
B. Without order, promiscuously, indiscriminately: “scribimus indocti doctique poëmata passim,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 117: “veteres passim semper amarunt,Tib. 2, 3, 69 Dissen.: ut Saturnalibus exaequato omnium jure passim in conviviis servi cum dominis recumbant. Just. 43, 1, 4: “hunc puto effudisse hoc passim,without discrimination, heedlessly, Lact. 3, 9, 5: atomi passim cohaerentes, without a plan, at random, id. de Ira, 10, 27.
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