EMEDD Citations for "diuerbia, diverbium"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. diuerbia (Latin entry by Sir Thomas Elyot 1538)

    Diuerbia, the partes of a comedy or interlude, where many persons speke togither.

  2. Diverbium (Latin entry by Thomas Cooper 1565, fol. pp3v)

    Diuerbium, diuérbij, vt inquit Seruius, est primus actus Comœdiæ. Liu. The first parte of a Comedie. Also, an olde sayde saw.
    Ad noua vix memorem diuerbia coge senectam. Auson.

  3. diverbium (Latin entry by Thomas Thomas 1587)

    Diverbium, bij, n. g. Liv. The first part of a comedie, or a parte wherin manie persons are occupied: also an old sayd saw.

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