umquam

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly for quomquam, from quom (later cum), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷum- + suffix -quam.

Adverb[edit]

umquam

  1. at any time, ever

Usage notes[edit]

Most frequently in negative clauses, sometimes also in interrogations and in conditional clauses; but very seldom in affirmations.

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References[edit]

  • umquam” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.