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quippe adv. and conj.

2 qui+-pe.
I.I. As adv., of course, as you see, obviously, as one might expect, naturally, by all means : leve nomen habet utraque res; quippe; leve enim est hoc, risum movere: ergo ad cenam si quis vocat, condemnetur. Quippe, inquit, etc.—Usu. followed by a causal particle: quod flagitabam . . . quippe cum bellum geri iam viderem: raro tantis animis concurrerunt classes, quippe cum pugnarent, etc., L. —With a relat . introducing an obvious explanation or reason: multa questus est Caesar, quippe qui vidisset, etc., as he would of course, after seeing , etc.: plurimum terroris tulit, quippe quibus aegre occursum est, etc., L.: solis candor inlustrior est . . . quippe qui tam late conluceat: convivia non inibat; quippe qui ne in oppidum quidem veniret. —With an explanatory appositive: sol Democrito magnus videtur, quippe homini erudito, i. e. as of course it must to an intelligent man : quidam contra miseriti Periturae quippe, Ph.—In irony, certainly, indeed, forsooth : Quippe vetor fatis, I, forsooth, am forbidden by the fates! V.: movet me quippe lumen curiae.—
II.II. As conj., introducing an obvious explanation or reason, since, for, for in fact : quippe benignus erat, for he was, you see , etc., H.: Quippe color nivis est, O.: quippe homo iam grandior ruri Se continebat, T.: neque provinciam invitus dederat; quippe foedum hominem a re p. procul esse volebat, S.: ego laudo . . . quippe qui saepe id remedium aegritudinumst, since somehow (see 2 qui), T.: Quippe etiam festis quaedam exercere diebus, Fas et iura sinunt, eince even , etc., V.

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