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ecquando ,
I.adv. interrog. [ec, cf. ecce, and quando], ever, at any time; in a passionate (esp. indignant) interrogation (rare but class.): “ecquando te rationem factorum tuorum redditurum putasti? ecquando his de rebus tales viros audituros existimasti?Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 17; 2, 5, 26; Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 15; Liv. 3, 67; Sen. de Ira, 3, 28; Val. Fl. 2, 395.—With nisi (= num unquam ... nisi), Cic. Fin. 5, 22, 63; id. Agr. 2, 7, 17.—
(β). With interrog particle ne suffixed (pleonastic): “ecquandone tibi liber sum visus?Prop. 2, 8, 15; Vell. 2, 14, 2 Ruhnk.; App. Mag. p. 290.—With nisi, Cic. Fin. 5, 22, 63 Madv. N. cr.
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