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quā, adv. [abl. fem. from qui], on which side, at or in which place, in what direction, where, by what way (class.).

I. Lit., of place: orasque Italicas omnis, quā adgreditur mare, sumus circumvecti, Plaut. Men. 2, 1, 12: fumus si quā exit foras, id. Aul. 2, 4, 22: jubet persequi, si quā queat reperire quae sustulerit, id. Cist. 1, 3, 35: regna mihi liquit Pelops, quā ponto ab Helles urgetur Isthmos, Poët. ap. Sen. Ep. 80, 7; cf. Cic. Or. 49, 163: ad omnes introitus, quā adiri poterat, id. Caecin. 8, 21: quo loco depulsus, Caecina, quā potuit, profectus est, id. ib. 8, 22: sum e proximo vicini fundo dejectus, quā adibam ad istum fundum, id. ib. 29, 82: in templum ipse nescio quā ascendit, id. Phil. 3, 8, 20: eādem, quā ceteri, fugere noluit, id. Div. 1, 54, 123: quā se parens persequeretur, id. Imp. Pomp. 9, 22: arx Athenarum, quā ad meridiem vergit, Nep. Cim. 2, 5: reliquum spatium, quā flumen intermittit, Caes. B. G. 1, 38: plurima quā silva est, Ov. M. 14, 361: complentur moenia ac tecta, quāque longissime prospectari poterat, i. e. as far as the eye could reach, Tac. A. 3, 1; Verg. A. 2, 753: quā te ducit via, dirige gressum, id. ib. 1, 401; 12, 507: oras, quā medius liquor Secernit Europen ab Afro, Hor. C. 3, 3, 46; 3, 30, 10; Ov. M. 1, 187: vagari, quā velit, wherever, wheresoever, as far as, Cic. de Or. 1, 16, 70: omnia, quā visus erat, constrata telis, armis, Sall. J. 101, 11; cf. Ov. M. 1, 241: quā murum ducturi erant, Liv. 1, 44; 4, 17; 5, 43: quā modo simulato metu cesserant, eā in veram fugam effusi, id. 6, 24, 11.— Rarely with antecedent in plur.: ad omnes introitus quā adire poterat, Cic. Caecin. 8, 21: vias relaxat, veniat quā sucus in herbas, Verg. G. 1, 90: viae, quā, id. A. 5, 590: duae erant viae, quā, etc., Nep. Eum. 8, 4. —

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A. Partit.: quā ... quā, partly ... partly; as well ... as; both ... and: mores rapere properant, quā sacrum, quā publicum, Plaut. Trin. 4, 3, 39: qui consectare quā maris quā feminas, id. Mil. 4, 2, 20; 4, 9, 15: ut si sunt quā suis quisque quā totius ordinis viribus, Liv. 2, 35, 4: omnia convestivit hederā, quā basim villae, quā intercolumnia, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 2, 5: quā dominus, quā advocati, id. Att. 2, 19, 3; 9, 12, 1: quā de Buthrotiis, quā de Bruto, id. ib. 15, 18, 2: quā falsa, quā vera, Liv. 2, 45 et saep.: quā feminae, quā viri, Plin. Ep. 6, 33, 4.—

B. As far as, in so far as (mostly post - Aug.): statui non ultra attingere externa, nisi quā Romanis cohaerent rebus, Liv. 39, 48: Aegyptii ignem vocant masculum, quā ardet flamma, et feminam, quā lucet innoxius tactu, Sen. Q. N. 3, 12, 2: assumere in causam naturas eorum, quā competent, aut mitigare, quā repugnabunt, oportebit, Quint. 4, 1, 17; Tac. A. 6, 10; cf.: in praesentia non quā filius alicujus, sed quā homo, aestimatur, Dig. 35, 2, 63.—

C. In what manner, how, by what method; to what degree or extent: quominus ei liceat eādem illā facultate et copiā vagari, quā velit, Cic. de Or. 1, 16, 70: numquid tute prospexti tibi, Quid fieret? quā fieret? Ter. Ad. 4, 5, 56 (id est: quā ratione, quo modo fieret, Don.); cf. id. ib. 4, 4, 18: quā facere id possis, nostram nunc accipe mentem, Verg. A. 1,676: coëant in foedera dextrae, Quā datur, Verg. A. 11, 293 Forbig. ad loc.: ante praedico, M. Antonium delectus, quā possit, habiturum, in whatever manner, Cic. Phil. 6, 3, 5: veterem tutare sodalem, Quā licet, Ov. P. 2, 4, 33: quā licet et possum, luctor celare furorem, id. H. 15 (16), 235: quā populus laboret, Hor. C. 3, 8, 25.