variorum

[ vair-ee-awr-uhm, -ohr- ]
/ ˌvɛər iˈɔr əm, -ˈoʊr- /

adjective

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.

noun

a variorum edition or text.

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Origin of variorum

1720–30; short for Latin ēditiō cum notīs variōrum edition with the notes of various persons
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British Dictionary definitions for variorum

variorum
/ (ˌvɛərɪˈɔːrəm) /

adjective

containing notes by various scholars or critics or various versions of the texta variorum edition

noun

an edition or text of this kind

Word Origin for variorum

C18: from Latin phrase ēditiō cum notīs variōrum edition with the notes of various commentators
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