I.the god of the changing year, i. e. of the seasons and their productions, also of exchange and of trade, Varr. L. L. 5, § 46 Müll.; Prop. 4 (5), 2, 10; Ov. F. 6, 410; id. M. 14, 642 sq.; Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 59, § 154 Ascon. Near his statue in the forum at Rome were the booksellers' shops, Hor. Ep. 1, 20, 1; “also the market-gardeners, Col. poët. 10, 308.—As a symbol of mutability: Vertumnis natus iniquis, said of an unstable man,” Hor. S. 2, 7, 14.—Hence, Vertum-nālĭa , ĭum, n., the festival of Vertumnus, Varr. L. L. 6, § 21 Müll.
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Vertumnus (Vort- ), i, m. qs. vertomenos, as a part. pass., from verto, that turns or changes himself, orig. an Etruscan deity,