[om-nuh-fair-ee-uh s]
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Origin of omnifarious

1645–55; < Late Latin omnifārius (derivative of Latin omnifāriam on all sides), equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + -fārius; see bifarious
Related formsom·ni·far·i·ous·ly, adverbom·ni·far·i·ous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for omnifarious


  1. of many or all varieties or forms
Derived Formsomnifariously, adverbomnifariousness, noun

Word Origin for omnifarious

C17: from Late Latin omnifārius, from Latin omnis all + -farius doing, related to facere to do
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Word Origin and History for omnifarious

1650s, from Late Latin omnifarius "of all sorts," from Latin omnifariam "on all places or parts," from omnis "all" (see omni-) + -fariam "parts" (cf. multifarious). Related: Omnifariously; omnifariousness.

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