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quā-tĕnus (quātĭnus , quātĕnos ; cf. Fest. p. 258 fin. Müll.), adv.
I. Lit. (only in indirect questions; cf. quī), until where, how far: “in omnibus rebus videndum est, quatenus,Cic. Or. 22, 73: “quatenus progredi debeat,id. Lael. 11, 36.—
II. Transf.
A. How far, to what extent: “quatenus sint ridicula tractanda oratori, perquam diligenter videndum est,Cic. de Or. 2, 58, 237: “quatenus quaque fini dari venia amicitiae debeat,Gell. 1, 3, 16.—Ellipt.: “nulla cognitio finium, ut ullā in re statuere possimus, quatenus,Cic. Ac. 2, 29, 92; id. Or. 12, 72: est enim quatenus amicitiae dari venia possit. id. Lael. 17, 61.—
D. Causal, seeing that, since, as (cf.: quoniam, quando): clarus postgenitis; “quatenus, heu nefas! Virtutem incolumem odimus,Hor. C. 3, 24, 30; Ov. Tr. 5, 5, 21: “nobis denegatur diu vivere, relinquamus aliquid, quo nos vixisse testemur,Plin. Ep. 3, 7, 14: “quatenus innocentiae meae nusquam locus est,Tac. A. 3, 16 Nipperd. ad loc. —
E. How (eccl. Lat.), Lact. 4, 27 init.; 4, 30, 3.—
F. So that, in order that, that (post-class.), Dig. 4, 2, 14; Cassiod. H. Tr. 5, 17.
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