here and there; in various parts (of a book, etc.)
Origin of passimClassical Latin
Throughout or frequently; here and there. Used in textual annotation to indicate that something, such as a word or passage, occurs frequently in the work cited.
Origin of passimLatin, from passus, past participle of pandere, to scatter, spread out; see pet&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- used especially with the name of a book or writer to indicate that something (as a word, phrase, or idea) is to be found at many places in the same book or writer's work
From the Latin passim (“here and there, everywhere").