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ălĭorsum or aliorsus , also twice not contr. ălĭo-vorsum and ălĭō-versus , adv.
I. Lit., directed to another place (other men, objects; cf.: alias, alibi, alio, etc.), in another direction, elsewhither, elsewhere (Aliorsum et illorsum sicut introrsum dixit Cato, Paul. ex. Fest. p. 27 Müll.; only ante- and post-class.).
A. Of place: “mater ancillas jubet ... aliam aliorsum ire,Plaut. Truc. 2, 4, 47 (where aliam aliorsum is like alius alio, etc.): “jumentum aliorsum ducere,Gell. 7, 15: “lupi aliorsum grassantes,App. M. 8, p. 209.—
B. Of persons: “infantis aliorsum dati facta amolitio,Gell. 12, 1.—
C. Of things: “sed id aliorsum pertinet,Gell. 17, 1.—
II. Fig., = in aliam partem or rationem, in another manner, in a different sense; so in Terence: aliorsum aliquid accipere, to receive something in another manner or otherwise, to take it differently: “vereor, ne aliorsum atque ego feci acceperit,Ter. Eun. 1, 2, 1; cf. Plaut. Aul. 2, 4, 8, atqui ego istuc, Antrax, aliovorsum dixeram, with another design, in a different sense: alioversus, uncontr. in Lact. 1, 17, 1. Cf. Hand, Turs. I. pp. 241 and 242.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Plautus, Aulularia, 2.4
    • Plautus, Truculentus, 2.4
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 17.1
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 12.1
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 7.15
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