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tămetsi ,
I.conj. [contr. from tamen etsi, which is freq. written in full, tamenetsi, as Plaut. Mil. 4, 5, 10 sq.; Enn. ap. Cic. de Or. 3, 42, 168, or Ann. v. 512 Vahl.; Pac. ap. Non. 378, 6, or ap. Trag. Rel. p. 68 Rib.; Cic. Fam. 13, 71; Caes. B. G. 5, 34; Cat. 68, 135], notwithstanding that, although, though (class. and freq.).
I. In gen.
(β). With subj. (very rare): “memini, tametsi nullus moneas,Ter. Eun. 2, 1, 10.—
II. With tamen (esp. freq. in class. prose, partic. in Sall.), Cic. Fam. 3, 4, 1: “tametsi causa postulat, tamen quia postulat, non flagitat, praeteribo,id. Quint. 3, 13: “quae tametsi Caesar intellegebat, tamen, etc.,Caes. B. G. 7, 43; cf. Cic. Rosc. Am. 20, 55; 27, 73; Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 8, § 23; id. Fam. 1, 5, a, 1; Caes. B. G. 1, 30; 7, 50; id. B. C. 3, 67; Hirt. B. G. 8, 20; Sall. C. 3, 4; 48, 5; Quint. prooem. § 11; 9, 3, 2 al. —
III. Without a correl. clause, and yet: “tametsi jam dudum ego erro, qui, etc.,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 16, § 35: “tametsi quae est ista laudatio?id. ib. 2, 4, 9, § “19: utinam tibi istam mentem di immortales duint! Tametsi video, etc.,id. Cat. 1, 9, 22: “tametsi non mediocris haesitatio est,Quint. 12, 1, 40; cf.: tamen etsi hoc verum'st? Si. Tamen, Ter. And. 5, 2, 23.
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