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quorsum and quorsus , adv. quovorsus or -um,
I.to what place, whitherward, whither,
I. Lit.: nescio hercle, neque unde eam, neque quorsum eam, Ter. Eun. 2, 3, 14: “quaerit quorsus potissimum in praedam superne sese ruat,App. Flor. 1, p. 341, 6.—
II. Trop., whither: “tenes, quorsum haec tendant, quae loquor?Plaut. Pers. 1, 2, 81: “sane curae est, quorsum eventurum hoc siet,where this may go to, how it may turn out, Ter. Hec. 1, 2, 118; so, “eri semper lenitas Verebar quorsum evaderet,id. And. 1, 2, 5: “sed quorsus haec pertinent?Cic. Leg. 1, 24, 63: “non dices hodie, quorsum haec tam putida tendant,whither this tends, Hor. S. 2, 7, 21: “quorsum pertinuit,id. ib. 2, 3, 11: “quorsum abeant,id. ib. 2, 3, 246: “quorsum igitur haec spectat tam longa, tam alte repetita oratio?at what does it aim? Cic. de Or. 3, 24, 91.—
B. In partic., to what purpose? to what end? with what view? for what? quorsum igitur haec disputo? quorsum? ut intellegere possitis, Cic. Red. ad Quir. 2, 5: “quorsum tandem, aut cur ista quaeris?id. Leg. 1, 1, 4: “quorsus, inquam, istuc?id. Brut. 85, 292: “quor sum est opus?for what is it needed? Hor. S. 2, 7, 116.—
2. * From what cause? why? quorsum insanus? Hor. S. 2, 3, 201; Acron. ad loc. (but K. and H. read cursum; cf. Orell. ad loc.).
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