Last modified on 20 August 2014, at 06:32

statary

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin statarius standing fast, from stare to stand.

AdjectiveEdit

statary (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete outside biology) Fixed; settled.
    Eciton army ants have a bi-phasic lifestyle alternating between a nomadic phase and a statary phase. In the statary phase they remain in the same location every night.
    • Sir Thomas Browne:
      The set and statary times of paring of nails and cutting hair.

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