- containing different versions of the text by various editors: a variorum edition of Shakespeare.
- containing many notes and commentaries by a number of scholars or critics: a variorum text of Cicero.
- a variorum edition or text.
Origin of variorum
Examples from the Web for variorum
The Prologue is printed in full by Malone, Variorum, iii, 79.Shakespearean Playhouses
Joseph Quincy Adams
However, his text is simply reprinted from Burman's variorum edition.
See some admirable discussion on this passage, in the Variorum Shakspeare.The Pirate
Sir Walter Scott
This was followed in the Variorum Editions of 1803 and 1813.The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [Vol. 7 of 9]
A variorum edition of his Thtre complet was published by MM.
- containing notes by various scholars or critics or various versions of the texta variorum edition
- an edition or text of this kind
Word Origin and History for variorum
1728, Latin, genitive masculine plural of varius (see vary), in phrase editio cum notis variorum "an edition (especially of the complete works of a classical author) with notes of various commentators or editors." Use with reference to an edition of an author's works containing variant readings (1955) is "deplored by some scholars" [OED].