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tŏt ,
I.num. adj. indecl., so many.
I. Lit.
A. With a corresp. quot, quotiens, quantum, ut.
3. With quantum: “quantum putabis ei rei satis esse, tot vites ablaqueato,Cato, R. R. 114, 1. —
B. Absol.
2. Alone, the correl.-clause being implied from the context, so many, such a great number, so very many: “en excetra tu, quae tibi amicos tot habes,Plaut. Ps. 1, 2, 87: “nunc domi nostrae tot pessumi vivunt,id. Most. 4, 1, 18: “tot me impediunt curae,Ter. And. 1, 5, 25: “cum tot signis eadem natura declaret, quid velit,Cic. Lael. 24, 88; id. Rep. 3, 10, 17: “ex centum quattuor centuriis, tot enim reliquae sunt (centuriae), etc.,id. ib. 2, 22, 39: “tot civitatum conjuratio,Caes. B. G. 3, 10: “unde tot hostes subito exorti,Liv. 25, 37, 12: “tot caede procorum Admonitus non est,Ov. M. 10, 624: “cum tot curis regem videret urgeri,Curt. 3, 7, 13.—Rarely without a subst.: “an timebant, ne tot unum ... superare non possent?Cic. Cael. 28, 66: “ex tot in Atridā pars quota laudis erat?Ov. Am. 2, 12, 10.— With omnes: “tot omnibus saeculis,Min. Fel. 5.—
II. Transf.
A. To designate an optional, indefinite number, so many, such and such a number: “volo dari ei, qui id egerit, a ceteris heredibus aureos tot,Dig. 34, 5, 8. —
B. As a relative numeral, also, for so few: “vix credent tantum rerum cepisse tot annos,Albin. 1, 339.
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