EXAMPLES | adverb . Latin here and there: used in bibliographic references to indicate that the writer has drawn upon material scattered throughout the source cited. sic passim [seek pahs-sim; sik English pas-im] adverb . Latin so throughout: used especially as a footnote to indicate that a word, phrase, or idea recurs throughout the book being cited.
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literally: thus everywhere
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Word Origin and History for passim adv.
"occurring in various places," Latin, literally "scatteredly, in every direction," adverb from
passus, past participle of pandere "to stretch" (see pace (n.)).
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A word used in footnotes and similar material to indicate that a word or subject occurs frequently. For example, an entry in an
index reading “coal: 78–86 passim” means that coal is mentioned throughout pages 78 to 86. Passim is Latin for “throughout” or “here and there.”
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