antīquārius, a, um, adj. antiquus, pertaining to antiquity. Adj.: ars, the art of reading and copying ancient MSS., Hier. Ep. ad Flor. 5, 1.
—Hence, Subst.: antīquārius, ii, m.
One that is fond of or employs himself about antiquities, an antiquarian, antiquary (post-Aug.): nec quemquam adeo antiquarium puto, ut, etc., Tac. Or. 21; * Suet. Aug. 86.
—Also * antī-quāria, ae, f., she that is fond of antiquity, a female antiquarian, Juv. 6, 454.
— One that understands reading and copying ancient MSS., Cod. Th. 4, 8, 2; Aus. Ep. 16 al.