Bivious
Bivious Biv"i*ous, a. [L. bivius; bis twice + via way.] Having, or leading, two ways. [1913 Webster]

Bivious theorems and Janus-faced doctrines. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • bivious — /bivˈi əs/ adjective (obsolete) Leading two, or different, ways ORIGIN: L bivius, from bi two , and via a way • • • bivˈium noun In echinoderms, the two rays enclosing the madreporite …   Useful english dictionary

  • bivious — adjective Having, or leading, two ways …   Wiktionary

  • bivious —   a. offering two paths or directions …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Bivium — Biv i*um, n. [L., a place with two ways. See {Bivious}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One side of an echinoderm, including a pair of ambulacra, in distinction from the opposite side (trivium), which includes three ambulacra. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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