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plural noun
  1. miscellaneous items, especially a miscellany of literary works.
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Origin of varia

1925–30; < New Latin, Latin, neuter plural of varius various

varia lectio

[wah-ri-ah lek-ti-oh; English vair-ee-uh lek-shee-oh]
noun, plural va·ri·ae lec·ti·o·nes [wah-ri-ahy lek-ti-oh-nes; English vair-ee-ee lek-shee-oh-neez] /ˈwɑ rɪˌaɪ ˌlɛk tɪˈoʊ nɛs; English ˈvɛər iˌi ˌlɛk ʃiˈoʊ niz/. Latin.
  1. a variant reading.
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Examples from the Web for varia

Historical Examples

  • Varia leaned her elbows on his knee, looking up at him with her chin on her hands.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales

    C. Bryson Taylor

  • "Marcus came once and tried to play; he was the third," Varia had said.

  • "Nay, Varia," he said gently, and put a hand on her dark soft hair.

  • But if Varia's mood had changed, his was not to be shaken off so lightly.

  • "I fear it is a hard game," said Varia, and shook her head in doubt.

British Dictionary definitions for varia


pl n
  1. a collection or miscellany, esp of literary works
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Word Origin

Latin, neuter plural of varius various
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