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bĭvĭus , a, um, adj. bis-via,
I.having two ways or passages (rare; “not in Cic.): fauces,Verg. A. 11, 516.—So, calles, Val. Fl. 5, 395: di, deae, worshipped at cross-roads, Inscr. Orell. 2105.—Hence, substt.
A. bĭvĭi (sc. di), Inscr. Orell. 389; 2104.—
B. bĭvĭum , i, n., a place with two ways, or where two ways meet.
2. Trop.: bivium nobis ad culturam dedit natura, experientiam et imitationem, a twofold means or method, Varr. R. R. 1, 18, 7.—Of a twofold love, Ov. R. Am. 486.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • New Testament, Mark, 11.4
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 11.516
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 9.238
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 45
    • C. Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, 5.395
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