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quŏ-ad (monosyl., Lucr. 2, 849; Hor. S. 2, 3, 91; collat. form quaad , Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 2; Inscr. Fabr. p. 641, 357; cf. Cardin. Dipl. p. 22, 30, and n. 337, and Cavedon. Marm. Moden. p. 243), adv. orig. quod-ad = ad quod,
I.how long?
I. Lit., in direct questions (rare): “senem Quoad exspectatis vestrum?Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 98.—
II. Transf.
2. So far as, as much as: “jubeo te salvere voce summā, quoad vires valent,as far as my strength reaches, Plaut. As. 2, 2, 30: “est modus tamen, quoad pati uxorem oportet,to what extent, id. Men. 5, 2, 19: “quoad patiatur consuetudo,as far as custom permits, Varr. L. L. 9, § 1: “cognitis, quoad possunt ab homine cognosci, bonorum et malorum finibus,Cic. Tusc. 4, 38, 82: “ut, quoad possem et liceret, nunquam discederem,id. Lael. 1, 1; id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 3.—With gen. ejus in the phrase, quoad ejus facere possum, as far or as well as I can: “tu tamen velim ne intermittas, quoad ejus (facere) poteris, scribere ad me,Cic. Att. 11, 12, 4 (B. and K. quod); id. Fam. 3, 2, 2 Orell.: “ut quoad ejus fieri possit,as much as possible, id. Inv. 2, 6, 20: “id eos ut prohiberet, quoad ejus sine bello posset. praetori mandatum est,as far as possible without having recourse to arms, Liv. 39, 45.—Without ejus: “quoad facere potui,Cic. de Or. 2, 72, 291.—
3. With respect to, as to, = quod attinet ad (with the acc. only in the foll. examples where the text is doubtful): “quoad diem,Liv. 42, 6, 6 MSS. (Weissenb. quam ad diem): “quoad sexum, multitudinem, casum,Varr. L. L. 8, 23, § 46 Müll. (MSS. quod sexum; perh. ad is omitted; cf. “Müll. ad loc.): nec interest, quoad feras bestias et volucres, utrum, etc.,Dig. 41, 1, 3 (Momms. quod ad feras).
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