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quantus-vīs , tăvis, tumvis, adj.,
I.as much as you will, as great as you please, however great, ever so great (class.): “et manus una regit quantovis impete euntem (navem),Lucr. 4, 903; 4, 1171: “quantasvis magnas copias sustineri posse,Caes. B. G. 5, 28: “portum satis amplum quantaevis classi,for any fleet, be it ever so large, Liv. 26, 42: “cum faciem videas, videtur esse quantivis pretii,Ter. And. 5, 2, 15: “ingenium hominis,Gell. 4, 1, 2.— Neutr. subst.: quantum-vīs , however great an amount, as much as you will, how much soever, ever so much: “meretrici des quantumvis, nusquam apparet,Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 17: “quantumvis tolle,Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 16.—With gen.: “quantumvis fiduciae et spiritūs capias,how much soever, Nazar. Pan. Const. 19. — Adverb., very, very indeed: “quantumvis facundus et promptus,Suet. Calig. 53.—
2. For quamvis, although, albeit: “ille catus, quantumvis rusticus,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 39 (ap. Cic. Lael. 20, 73, and Sen. Ep. 85, 12, the true read. is quamvis).
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