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quālis e, pronom adj.

2 CA-.—
I.I. Interrog, how constituted, of what sort, of what nature, what kind of a : qualis oratoris putas esse historiam scribere?: qualis est istorum oratio? what kind of a speech is that? —In indirect questions: metuo qualem tu me esse hominem existumas: qualis esset natura montis, cognoscere, Cs.: doce me quales sint corpore, what sort of a body they have . —In exclamations: Hei mihi, qualis erat! what a man! V.: dic, qualem te patriae custodem di genuerunt! Enn. ap. C.
II.II. Relat., so constituted, of such a kind, such as, as (often correl . with talis ): ut qualem te iam antea populo R. praebuisti, talem te et nobis impertias: in hoc bello, quale bellum nulla barbaria gessit, the like of which : equitum acies qualis quae instructissima potest, L.: bis sex . . . Qualia nunc hominum producit corpora tellus, V.: Cui mater sese tulit obvia, qualis equos fatigat Harpalyce, like Harpalyce, when she wearies , etc., V.—In quotations and citations, as, as for instance, as for example : aperta et clara (somnia), quale est de illo, etc.— Adverb., as, just as : Qualis maerens philomela queritur fetūs, V.: falcata cauda est, Qualia sinuantur cornua lunae, O.Indef., as subst n., things endowed with qualities : et illa effici quae appellant qualia.

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