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varius adj.

Of color and appearance, variegated, party-colored, mottled, diverse, various: vestis, T.: lynces, V.: flores, O.: columnae, of variegated marble, H.: auctumnus Purpureo colere, H.: Sparsa quoque in vario passim miracula caelo videt, diversified, O.—Fig., diverse, different, manifold, changing, varying, changeable, various: varium poëma, varia oratio, varii mores, varia fortuna; voluptas etiam varia dici solet: curricula multiplicium variorumque sermonum: rationes: ius: bellum variā victoriā fuit. S.: varias esse opiniones intellego sunt qui putant, etc., i. e. differences of view (i. e. with substantial agreement): quales sint (dii), varium est, various opinions prevail.—Of abilities, versatile: Plato varius et multiplex fuit.—Of character, fickle, inconstant, changeable, untrustworthy: quam non varius fuerit in causā: varius incertusque agitabat, S.: in omni genere vitae, N.: varium et mutabile semper Femina, a fickle thing, V.

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