passim

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin passim (here and there, everywhere).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

passim (not comparable)

  1. throughout or frequently
  2. here and there

Quotations[edit]

  • 1751David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
    The sceptics assert [Sext. Emp. adrersus Math. lib. viii.], though absurdly, that the origin of all religious worship was derived from the utility of inanimate objects, as the sun and moon, to the support and well-being of mankind. This is also the common reason assigned by historians, for the deification of eminent heroes and legislators [Diod. Sic. passim.].
  • 1978Supreme Court of the United States, F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation
    See also Hearings on H.R.8825 before the House Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 70th Cong., 1st Sess., passim (1928).

Usage notes[edit]

  • used especially with the name of a book or writer to indicate that something (as a word, phrase, or idea) is to be found at many places in the same book or writer's work

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From passus (spread out), from pandō (I spread).

Adverb[edit]

passim (not comparable)

  1. everywhere (almost synonymous to ubique)
  2. here and there, hither and thither; (at or to different places)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • passim in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • passim in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “passim”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • passim” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • far and wide; on all sides; everywhere: longe lateque, passim (e.g. fluere)