Definition of alibi
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alibī
contr. from aliubi; aliusibi, aliubi; aliusibi
adverb
  1. elsewhere
  2. Elsewhere, otherwhere, somewhere else or at another place
  3. Ch
  4. in one place.. in another
  5. here.. there
  6. at one time here, at another there
Abbreviations
alibī, adv. contr. from aliubi; aliusibi, elsewhere. Elsewhere, otherwhere, somewhere else, in or at another place, = alio loco, ἄλλοθι (very freq. in the post-Aug. per., esp. in Pliny; in Cic. only twice, and then in connection with nusquam and nec usquam. Never in Hor. or Juv.; in the other poets rare): St. Hiccine nos habitare censes? Ch. Ubinam ego alibi censeam? Plaut. Trin. 4, 3, 72: scio equidem alibi jam animum tuum, id. Truc. 4, 4, 13: alibi gentium et civitatum, App. Flor. p. 356, 6; cf. id. ib. 360, 4.

—Hence, Esp. Alibi ... alibi (even several times), in one place ... in another; here ... there = hic ... illic; hence also sometimes hic or illic ... alibi: alibi pavorem, alibi gaudium ingens facit, Liv. 3, 18; 8, 32; Sen. Ep. 98 al.: exercitus, trifariam dissipatus, alibi primum, alibi postremum agmen, alibi impedimenta, inter vepres delituit, Liv. 38, 46; Plin. 2, 3, 3, § 8; so id. 5, 27, 27, § 99 al.: hic segetes, illic veniunt felicius uvae, Arborei fetus alibi, Verg. G. 1, 54; Plin. 10, 50, 71, § 146. Once alibi ... deinde, Curt. 7, 4, 26.

— Joined with words of the same origin (alius; v. alius, aliter, etc.): alibi alius or aliter, one here, another there; one in this, the other in that manner: esse alios alibi congressus materiai, Qualis hic est, that matter has elsewhere other combinations, similar to that of the world, Lucr. 3, 1065: exprobrantes suam quisque alius alibi militiam, Liv. 2, 23: pecora diversos alium alibi pascere jubet, id. 9, 2; so id. 44, 33: alius alibi projectus, Vulg. Sap. 18, 18: medium spatium torrentis, alibi aliter cavati, Liv. 44, 35.

— Alibi atque alibi, at one time here, at another there; now here, now there (cf. aliubi, B.): haec (aqua) alibi atque alibi utilior nobilitavit loca gloriā ferri, Plin. 34, 14, 41, § 144.

— With negatives, nec, non, nusquam, nec usquam: nec tam praesentes alibi cognoscere divos, Verg. E. 1, 42: asperrima in hac parte dimicatio est, nec alibi dixeris magis mucrone pugnari, Quint. 6, 4, 4: nusquam alibi, Cic. Ac. 2, 32, 103: omnis armatorum copia dextrā sinistrā ad equum, nec usquam alibi, id. Att. 13, 52. And instead of a negative, an interrogation implying it: num alibi quam in Capitolio? Liv. 5, 52.

— Alibi quam, indicating comparison, elsewhere than, commonly with a neg., non, nusquam, etc., nowhere else than: qui et alibi quam in Nilo nascitur, Plin. 32, 10, 43, § 125: posse principem alibi quam Romae fieri, Tac. H. 1, 4; id. A. 15, 20: faciliusque laudes vestras alibi gentium quam apud vos praedicārim, App. Flor. p. 360, 4: nusquam alibi quam in Macedoniā, Liv. 43, 9: ne alibi quam in armis animum haberent, id. 10, 20; Tac. A. 1, 77: nec alibi quam in Germaniā, * Suet. Aug. 23; so Col. R. R. 8, 11, 8.

— Transf. from place to other objects. Otherwise, in something else, in other things, in other respects: si alibi plus perdiderim, minus aegre habeam, Plaut. Bacch. 5, 1, 16: neque istic neque alibi tibi erit usquam in me mora, Ter. And. 2, 5, 9; id. Heaut. 2, 3, 38: nec spem salutis alibi quam in pace, Liv. 30, 35, 11: alibi quam in innocentiā spem habere, id. 7, 41: alibi quam mos permiserit, otherwise, in other things, than custom allows, Quint. 11, 1, 47; 4, 1, 53.

— Of persons, elsewhere, with some other one (very rare): priusquam hanc uxorem duxi, habebam alibi (sc. apud meretricem) animum amori deditum, Ter. Hec. 3, 1, 14: Quantum militum transportatum sit, apud auctores discrepat: alibi decem milia peditum, duo milia ducentos equites, alibi parte plus dimidiā rem auctam invenio, Liv. 29, 25: interdum alibi est hereditas, alibi tutela, Dig. 26, 4, 1; so, in designating another place in an author, Quint. 4, 2, 110; 8, 3, 21 al.

— In post-Aug. prose sometimes, like alias (v. that word), for alioqui, otherwise: rhinocerotes quoque, rarum alibi animal, in iisdem montibus erant, an animal otherwise rare, Curt. 9, 1, 5: nemus opacum arboribus alibi inusitatis, with trees else rare, id. 9, 1, 13.
 
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