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English

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] passim (here and there, everywhere).

Pronunciation

Adverb

passim (not comparable)

Positive
passim

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. throughout or frequently
  2. here and there

Quotations

  • 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

  • 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
  • for example, in the Private Eye magazine, articles that relate to long-running stories would refer to (see Eyes passim), e.g. those relating to a disgraced former councilor who leaves the country to avoid fines for gerrymandering

Translations


Latin

Adverb

passim

  1. everywhere
  2. here and there

Descendants

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