De Lingua Latina

M. Terentius Varro

Sic ab eadem origine novitas et novicius et novalis in agro et "sub Novis' dicta pars in Foro aedificiorum, quod vocabulum ei pervetustum, ut Novae Viae, quae via iam diu vetus.

So, from the same origin, novitas ' newness' and novicius ' novice' and novalis ' ploughed anew' in the case of a field, and a part of the buildings in the Forum was called sub Novis ' by the New Shops' ; though it has had the name for a very long time, as has the Nova Via ' New Street,' which has been an old street this long while.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Terentius Varro: On the Latin Language (Volume I. Books 5-7), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 333, translated by Roland G. Kent, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1934, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.