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quantus, a, um, adj. [quam], how great.

A. Bellum, Nep. Dat. 5, 1: calamitates, Cic. Tusc. 1, 35, 86: homo in dicendo, id. de Or. 2, 12, 51: gravitas, Vell. 2, 129, 2.—Corresp. with tantus: videre mihi videor tantam dimicationem, quanta numquam fuit, Cic. Att. 7, 1, 2.—With sup.: tanta est inter eos, quanta maxima esse potest, morum studiorumque distantia, the greatest possible difference, Cic. Lael. 20, 74.—Without tantus: quantus non unquam antea, exercitus venit, Liv. 9, 37, 2: quanta maxime poterat vi perculit, id. 9, 10, 10; cf. id. 7, 9, 8; 42, 15, 1; 24, 35, 5; Verg. A. 12, 701; 3, 641: quanta mea sapientia est, Plaut. Stich. 1, 2, 62.—Quantus quantus, for quantuscumque, how great or much soever (ante-class.): denegabit quantum quantum ad eum erit delatum, Plaut. Poen. 3, 4, 28: tu, quantus quantus, nihil nisi sapientia es, Ter. Ad. 3, 3, 40: quanta quanta haec mea paupertas est, tamen, id. Phorm. 5, 7, 10. — In quantum, as far as, according as, in how far, in so far as, to whatever extent: in quantum satis erat, Tac. Or. 2: declamatio, in quantum maxime potest, imitetur eas actiones, Quint. 2, 10, 4; Sen. Ben. 2, 23, 1: pedum digitos, in quantum quaeque secuta est, Traxit, Ov. M. 11, 71: in quantum potuerit, as far as possible, Plin. Ep. 10, 75. — With a preceding in tantum, as greatly ... as: vir in tantum laudandus, in quantum intellegi virtus potest, Vell. 1, 9.—

B. Of number, value, etc., how much, how many: quanta milia, Prop. 1, 5, 10; Val. Fl. 3, 261. —And with or without tantus, as much as, as many as, Caes. B. G. 6, 19; Liv. 23, 21.— As a designation of multitude, quantum = emphatic omnis: ut te quidem omnes di deaeque, quantum est, perduint, as many as there are of them, Ter. Heaut. 4, 6, 6: quantum in terra degit, hominum perjurissime! Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 117.— quantum, subst., with gen., as much of ... as: quantum est frumenti hornotini, exaraverunt, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 18, 45.— Quanti, as gen. pretii, how high, how dear, or as dear as, as high as: quanti emi potest minime, how cheap? Ep. Ad quadraginta minas, Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 110: quanti emit? Ter. Eun. 5, 6(5), 14: quanti locaverint, tantam pecuniam redemptori solvendam, Cic. Phil. 9, 7, 16: vide, quanti apud me sis, how highly I prize you, how dear you are to me, id. Fam. 7, 19 init.: noli spectare, quanti sit homo, id. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 4: (tu) qui scias quanti Tulliam faciam, id. Fam. 2, 16, 5: quanti est ista hominum gloria, of how trifling worth, id. Rep. 6, 23, 25; cf. id. Tusc. 5, 37, 109: quanti est sapere! what a fine thing it is! Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 21: quanti ejus intersit, Dig. 43, 18, 3.—Quanti quanti, at whatever price: sed quanti quanti, bene emitur quod necesse est, Cic. Att. 12, 23, 3.—Quanto opere, sometimes as one word, quantopere (q. v.), with what care, how greatly, how much (answering to tanto opere or tantopere, so greatly, so much): quanto se opere custodiant bestiae, Cic. N. D. 2, 49, 126: quantoque opere ejus municipii causā laborarem, id. Fam. 13, 7, 1.—Hence,

A. quantum, adv., as much as, so much as: scribe, quantum potes, Cic. Att. 9, 7, 7.—Quantum possum or potest, as soon as possible: domum me rursum, quantum potero, tantum recipiam, Plaut. Aul. 1, 2, 40: rescribas ad me, quantum potest, Cic. Att. 4, 13, 1: erus, quantum audio, uxore excidit, so far as I hear, Ter. And. 2, 5, 12: quantum suspicor, as far as I can conjecture, id. Eun. 1, 2, 62.—Quantum in or ad me, so far as concerns me: non igitur adhuc, quantum quidem in te est, intellego deos esse, i. e. for all you have shown to the contrary, Cic. N. D. 3, 7, 15; cf. id. Ac. 1, 2, 8: quantum ad Pirithoum, Phaedra pudica fuit, as far as concerned, with respect to, Ov. A. A. 1, 744: quantum ad jus attinet, Sen. Contr. 5, 34, 16; 3, 16, 1.—With compp. for quanto, the more, the greater, etc. (cf. Zumpt, Gram. 488, A, 2).—Followed by eo: quantum juniores patrum plebi se magis insinuabant, eo acrius contra tribuni tenebant, Liv. 3, 15, 2; 44, 7, 6; Col. 12, 23 init. —Followed by tanto: quantum augebatur militum numerus, tanto majore, etc., Liv. 5, 10, 5; 6, 38, 5; 27, 47, 11; cf. id. 32, 5, 1. — Also without a correl.: quantum ... et minus, Liv. 44, 36, 5.—

B. quantō, adv., by how much, by as much as, according as, the: quanto diutius Abest, magis cupio tanto, the longer he is away, Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 15: quanto gravior oppugnatio, tanto crebriores, Caes. B. G. 5, 44: quanto magis philosophi delectabunt, si, etc., how greatly, Cic. Ac. 1, 3, 10: quanto praeclarior vita, tanto, Sall. J. 85, 22 Kritz. — With verbs which contain the idea of comparison: Hannibalem tanto praestitisse ceteros imperatores prudentiā, quanto populus Romanus antecedebat fortitudine cunctas nationes, Nep. Hann. 1, 1.—With posit.: tanto acceptius in vulgum, quanto modicus privatis aedificationibus, inasmuch as, Tac. A. 6, 45: quanto frequenter impellitur, tanto firmiter roboratur, Lact. 5, 7, 9.—With ante, secus, aliud: quo minus exponam, quam multa ad me detulerit, quanto ante providerit, Cic. Sest. 3, 8: videtote, quanto secus ego fecerim, how differently, Cato ap. Charis. p. 192 P.: ut manifesto appareat, quanto sit aliud proximum esse, aliud secundum, Quint. 10, 1, 53.