- multifactorial inheritance,
- multiflora rose
Origin of multifarious
Examples from the Web for multifarious
Now that we have gotten over these multifarious horribles, we are obliged to ponder the bigger picture.
In many great novels, the multifarious content necessitates a certain largesse of form.C.E. Morgan: ‘Light in August’ is Faulkner’s Great American Novel|C.E. Morgan|August 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This book intimately and expertly covers his multifarious activities during each of these great crises.
The idea of living a multifarious identity is something that has always occurred to me to be absolutely the norm.
In the Laws of Menu are multifarious directions concerning the day of the moon fit or unfit for particular actions.Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems|Henry Hart Milman
His multifarious duties demanded his attention, and when he returned to the hut Yellow Steve was dead.Brother Against Brother|John Roy Musick
It was some days after this before all the multifarious contents of the chest were ready, and then came the parting day.My First Voyage to Southern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston
Let us now come to the extrinsic evidence, to determine the genuineness or spuriousness of these multifarious writings.
By multifarious subtle workings, these class laws inevitably had a double effect.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I|Myers Gustavus
Word Origin for multifarious
1590s, from Latin multifarius "manifold," from multifariam (adv.) "on many sides; in many places or parts," perhaps originally "that which can be expressed in many ways," from multi- "many" (see multi-) + -fariam, adverbial suffix (cf. bifariam "in two places"), from PIE *dwi-dhe- "making two." Related: Multifariously; multifariousness. Earlier forms of the word in English were multiphary (adv.); multipharie (adj.), both mid-15c.