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quippe , adv. and
I.conj. [quī-pe], a particle of corroboration, similar to nempe (from nam-pe), surely, certainly, to be sure, by all means, indeed, in fact.
1. Recte igitur diceres te restituisse? Quippe: “quid enim facilius est quam probari iis, qui? etc.,Cic. Caecin. 19, 55: leve nomen habet utraque res: quippe; “leve enim est hoc totum, risum movere,id. de Or. 2, 54, 219: a te quidem apte (dictum est); quippe; “habes enim a rhetoribus, etc.,id. Fin. 4, 3, 7.—Ironically, certainly, indeed, forsooth: “quippe, vetor fatis,I, forsooth, am forbidden by the fates! Verg. A. 1, 39: “movet me quippe lumen curiae,Cic. Mil. 12, 33.—
2. Introducing an explanation, for, for in fact: “quippe benignus erat,Hor. S. 1, 2, 4: “quippe color nivis est,Ov. M. 2, 852; 14, 91; 11, 495: “quippe homo jam grandior Se continebat ruri,Ter. Phorm. 2, 3, 15: “quidam contra miseriti, periturae quippe,Phaedr. 3, 2, 5.—So parenthet.: non illi contempsere, quippe toties fusi fugatique ... se et vos novere, Liv. 3, 67; Curt. 3, 4, 8 sq.
4. In connection with the causal particles, enim, etenim, quia, etc., for indeed, since in fact, inasmuch as, Lucr. 6, 617: “quippe etenim,id. 1, 104: “insanabilis non est credendus, quippe quoniam in multis sponte desiit,Plin. 26, 10, 64, § 100: “quippe quando mihi nihil credis,Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 106.—Esp. freq.: “quippe cum,Cic. Att. 10, 3, 1; cf.: neque Cimoni fuit turpe, sororem habere in matrimonio, quippe cum cives ejus eodem uterentur instituto, Nep. praef. § 4; Liv. 26, 39, 9: “quippe ubi dimidiae partis pars semper habebit Dimidiam partem,Lucr. 1, 617; 990.—Also absol., Verg. A. 1, 661. —
5. In connection with the relative pronouns, qui, quae, quod, prop., as one in fact who, which, or that, i. e. since or inasmuch as I, thou, he, it, etc.
(α). With indic.: dicat, argenti minas se habere quinquaginta: quippe ego qui nudiustertius meis manibus dinumeravi, since or seeing that I paid, Plaut. Ep. 3, 2, 30: tametsi pro imperio vobis quod dictum foret, Scibat facturos; quippe qui intellexerat, Vereri vos se et metuere, since he knew that you revered, etc., id. Am. prol. 22: “aperite januam hanc Orci: nam equidem haud aliter esse duco: quippe quo nemo advenit, nisi quem spes reliquere omnes,since no one comes here, id. Bacch. 3, 1, 2; Ter. Heaut. 3, 2, 27: “multa de meā sententiā questus est Caesar, quippe quod etiam Ravennae Crassum ante vidisset,Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 9: “plurimum terroris Romam celeritas hostium tulit, quippe quibus aegre ad undecimum lapidem occursum est,and in fact they met them, Liv. 5, 37. —
6. In connection with etiam and et, since indeed, for even (poet.): “quippe etiam festis quaedam exercere diebus, Fas et jura sinunt,Verg. G. 1, 268: “quippe et Collinas ad fossam moverit herbas, Stantia currenti diluerentur aquā,Prop. 4 (5), 5, 11.
7. With ut, so that (post-class.), Just. 4, 3, 2.
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