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  1. a Roman god of gardens, orchards, and seasonal change
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Word Origin

from Latin, from vertere to turn, change
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Examples from the Web for vertumnus

Historical Examples

  • There was no god had a greater variety of representations than Vertumnus.

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology

    Charles K. Dillaway

  • Vertumnus had a statue in the Tuscan Way in Rome, and a temple.

    The Book of Hallowe'en

    Ruth Edna Kelley

  • There are no Pomona and Vertumnus but the gardener's spade and hoe.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • Vertumnus and Pomona were the special divinities of the garden and orchard.

  • This picture is now called the Nuptials of Vertumnus and Pomona.

    Walks in Rome

    Augustus J.C. Hare