aliquid

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Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aliquid

  1. somewhat, to some extent

Pronoun[edit]

aliquid

  1. neuter nominative singular of aliquis
  2. neuter accusative singular of aliquis

References[edit]

  • aliquid in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aliquid in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) one has a view over...; one is able to see as far as..: prospectus est ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) I have no time to do something: tempus mihi deest ad aliquid faciendum
    • (ambiguous) to employ one's time in..: tempus conferre ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to put off till another time; to postpone: aliquid in aliud tempus, in posterum differre
    • (ambiguous) to whisper something in a person's ears: in aurem alicui dicere (insusurrare) aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to touch with the fingertips: extremis digitis aliquid attingere
    • (ambiguous) to hold something in one's hand: manu or in manu tenere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to have something in one's hands, on hand: in manibus habere aliquid (also metaphorically)
    • (ambiguous) to pass a thing from hand to hand: de manu in manus or per manus tradere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to wrest from a person's hand: ex or de manibus alicui or alicuius extorquere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to take something into one's hands: in manus(m) sumere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to hold fast in the teeth (also metaphorically, obstinately): mordicus tenere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to turn one's eyes (ears, attention) towards an object: oculos (aures, animum) advertere ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) something presents itself to my vision: ante oculos aliquid versatur
    • (ambiguous) to picture a thing to oneself; to imagine: oculis, ante oculos (animo) proponere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to see clearly, distinctly: cernere et videre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to see with the mind's eye: oculis mentis videre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) a thing makes a pleasant impression on the senses: aliquid sensus suaviter afficit
    • (ambiguous) a thing makes a pleasant impression on the senses: aliquid sensus iucunditate perfundit
    • (ambiguous) something offends my instincts, goes against the grain: aliquid a sensibus meis abhorret
    • (ambiguous) to make a thing ridiculous, turn it into a joke: aliquid in risum vertere
    • (ambiguous) to see something in a dream: in somnis videre aliquid or speciem
    • (ambiguous) to prepare to do a thing: aggredi ad aliquid faciendum
    • (ambiguous) to finish, complete, fulfil, accomplish a thing: ad finem aliquid adducere
    • (ambiguous) to finish, complete, fulfil, accomplish a thing: ad exitum aliquid perducere
    • (ambiguous) the matter progresses favourably, succeeds: aliquid (bene, prospere) succedit or procedit (opp. parum procedere, non succedere)
    • (ambiguous) to frustrate, nullify: ad irritum redigere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) I was induced by several considerations to..: multae causae me impulerunt ad aliquid or ut...
    • (ambiguous) to make something an excuse, pretext: praetendere, praetexere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to accrue in great abundance: ex aliqua re redundare (in or ad aliquid)
    • (ambiguous) to have regard for; take into consideration: respicere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to determine the issue of; to turn the scale: momentum afferre ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to be essentially important to a thing: pertinere ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to contribute much towards...; to affect considerably; to be instrumental in..: multum valere ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to contribute much towards...; to affect considerably; to be instrumental in..: multum afferre ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to have considerable influence on a question: magnam vim habere ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to give a man the opportunity of doing a thing: occasionem alicui dare, praebere alicuius rei or ad aliquid faciendum
    • (ambiguous) to be induced by a consideration: adduci aliqua re (ad aliquid or ut...)
    • (ambiguous) his crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is..: aliquid felicitatis cumulum affert
    • (ambiguous) his crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is..: aliquid felicitatem magno cumulo auget
    • (ambiguous) to endanger, imperil a person or thing: aliquem, aliquid in periculum (discrimen) adducere, vocare
    • (ambiguous) to ensure the safety of a thing: in tuto collocare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to employ in the furtherance of one's interests: aliquid in usum suum conferre
    • (ambiguous) I am benefited by a thing: aliquid ad meum fructum redundat
    • (ambiguous) to consider of importance; to set much (some) store by a thing: multum (aliquid) alicui rei tribuere
    • (ambiguous) to refuse, reject a request: negare, more strongly denegare alicui aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to refuse, reject a request: petenti alicui negare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to gain one's point with any one: aliquid ab aliquo impetrare
    • (ambiguous) to wish prosperity to an undertaking: aliquid optimis ominibus prosequi (vid. sect. VI. 11., note Prosequi...)
    • (ambiguous) to consider a thing beneath one's dignity: aliquid alienum (a) dignitate sua or merely a se ducere
    • (ambiguous) to consider a thing beneath one's dignity: aliquid infra se ducere or infra se positum arbitrari
    • (ambiguous) to praise, extol, commend a person: (maximis, summis) laudibus efferre aliquem or aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to extol, laud to the skies: laudibus aliquem (aliquid) in caelum ferre, efferre, tollere
    • (ambiguous) to consider a thing creditable to a man: aliquid laudi alicui ducere, dare
    • (ambiguous) to reproach a person with..: exprobrare alicui aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to reproach a person with..: aliquid alicui crimini dare, vertere
    • (ambiguous) to know from hearsay: auditione et fama accepisse aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to know from hearsay: fando aliquid audivisse
    • (ambiguous) to harp on a thing, be always talking of it: in ore habere aliquid (Fam. 6. 18. 5)
    • (ambiguous) to divulge, make public: efferre or edere aliquid in vulgus
    • (ambiguous) to expend great labour on a thing: operam alicui rei tribuere, in aliquid conferre
    • (ambiguous) to expend great labour on a thing: operam (laborem, curam) in or ad aliquid impendere
    • (ambiguous) to be energetic about, throw one's heart into a thing: incumbere in (ad) aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to turn one's attention to a thing: animum attendere ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to attend carefully: diligenter attendere (aliquid)
    • (ambiguous) to accommodate something to the standard of the popular intelligence: ad intellegentiam communem or popularem accommodare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to form an idea of a thing, imagine, conceive: animo, cogitatione aliquid fingere (or simply fingere, but without sibi), informare
    • (ambiguous) to form an idea of a thing, imagine, conceive: animo concipere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to form a conception of a thing beforehand: animo, cogitatione aliquid praecipere (Off 1. 23. 81)
    • (ambiguous) to picture to oneself: cogitatione sibi aliquid depingere
    • (ambiguous) to grasp a thing mentally: animo, mente, cogitatione aliquid comprehendere, complecti
    • (ambiguous) a vague notion presents itself to my mind: aliquid animo meo obversatur (cf. sect. III, s. v. oculi)
    • (ambiguous) to direct one's attention..: cogitationem, animum in aliquid intendere (Acad. 4. 46)
    • (ambiguous) to give all one's attention to a thing: omnes cogitationes ad aliquid conferre
    • (ambiguous) to conjecture: coniectura assequi, consequi, aliquid coniectura colligere
    • (ambiguous) it is a matter of conjecture, supposition: aliquid in coniectura positum est
    • (ambiguous) it is a matter of conjecture, supposition: aliquid coniectura nititur, continetur (Div. 1. 14. 24)
    • (ambiguous) a thing has happened contrary to my expectation: aliquid mihi nec opinanti, insperanti accidit
    • (ambiguous) to leave a thing undecided: aliquid in medio, in dubio relinquere (Cael. 20. 48)
    • (ambiguous) to leave a thing undecided: aliquid dubium, incertum relinquere
    • (ambiguous) to know a thing for certain: aliquid compertum habere
    • (ambiguous) to think over, consider a thing: secum (cum animo) reputare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to think over, consider a thing: considerare in, cum animo, secum aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to think over, consider a thing: agitare (in) mente or (in) animo aliquid
    • (ambiguous) a subject becomes matter for reflection: aliquid cadit in deliberationem (Off. 1. 3. 9)
    • (ambiguous) to take measures for..: parare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to consent to..., lend oneself to..: descendere ad aliquid, ad omnia (vid. sect. V. 9, note Similarly descendere...)
    • (ambiguous) to have an object in view: spectare aliquid or ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to remember a thing perfectly: memoriā tenere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to have a vivid recollection of a thing: recenti memoria tenere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to impress on the memory: memoriae mandare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to recall a thing to a person's mind: in memoriam alicuius redigere, reducere aliquid (not revocare)
    • (ambiguous) a thing has been vividly impressed on our[TR1] memory: aliquid in memoria nostra penitus insidet
    • (ambiguous) a thing escapes, vanishes from the memory: aliquid excidit e memoria, effluit, excidit ex animo
    • (ambiguous) to rescue from oblivion: aliquid ab oblivione vindicare
    • (ambiguous) to have a theoretical knowledge of a thing: ratione, doctrina (opp. usu) aliquid cognitum habere
    • (ambiguous) to reduce a thing to its theoretical principles; to apply theory to a thing: ad artem, ad rationem revocare aliquid (De Or. 2. 11. 44)
    • (ambiguous) to acquire knowledge of a subject: scientia comprehendere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to have a thorough grasp of a subject: penitus percipere et comprehendere aliquid (De Or. 1. 23. 108)
    • (ambiguous) to be born for a thing, endowed by nature for it: natum, factum esse ad aliquid (faciendum)
    • (ambiguous) to do a thing which is not one's vocation, which goes against the grain: adversante et repugnante natura or invitā Minervā (ut aiunt) aliquid facere (Off. 1. 31. 110)
    • (ambiguous) to obtain a result in something: aliquid efficere, consequi in aliqua re (De Or. 1. 33. 152)
    • (ambiguous) to cite a person or a thing as an example: aliquem (aliquid) exempli causa ponere, proferre, nominare, commemorare
    • (ambiguous) to quote precedents for a thing: aliquid exemplis probare, comprobare, confirmare
    • (ambiguous) to demonstrate by instances: aliquid exemplis ostendere
    • (ambiguous) to have as authority for a thing: auctore aliquo uti ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) a thing is deeply impressed on the mind: aliquid in animo haeret, penitus insedit or infixum est
    • (ambiguous) to impress a thing on one's memory, mind: aliquid animo mentique penitus mandare (Catil. 1. 11. 27)
    • (ambiguous) to take a thing to heart: demittere aliquid in pectus or in pectus animumque suum
    • (ambiguous) to teac: tradere (aliquid de aliqua re)
    • (ambiguous) to arrange on strictly logical principles: ratione, eleganter (opp. nulla ratione, ineleganter, confuse) disponere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to systematise: ad artem redigere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to systematise: ad rationem, ad artem et praecepta revocare aliquid (De Or. 1. 41)
    • (ambiguous) to give a scientific explanation of a thing: artificio et via tradere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to treat with scientific exactness; to classify: artificiose redigere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to treat with scientific exactness; to classify: ad rationis praecepta accommodare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to deal with a subject on scientific principles: ad philosophorum or philosophandi rationes revocare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to systematise, classify a thing: in ordinem redigere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to demonstrate, make a thing clear: aliquid planum facere (Ad Herenn. 2. 5)
    • (ambiguous) to prove one's point to a person's satisfaction: aliquid alicui probare (or c. Acc. c. Inf.)
    • (ambiguous) to prove a thing indisputably: argumentis confirmare, comprobare, evincere aliquid (or c. Acc. c. Inf.)
    • (ambiguous) to discuss, investigate a subject scientifically: disputare (de aliqua re, ad aliquid)
    • (ambiguous) to object, to adduce in contradiction: opponere alicui aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to grant, admit a thing: dare, concedere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to assume a thing: sumere (opp. reicere) aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to insist on a point: tenere aliquid; stare in aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to maintain one's assertion, prove oneself right: obtinere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to make a thing the subject of controversy: in controversiam vocare, adducere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to leave a point undecided: in controversia relinquere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to come to an understanding with a person: transigere aliquid cum aliquo
    • (ambiguous) to contradict some one: dicere contra aliquem or aliquid (not contradicere alicui)
    • (ambiguous) to give a veracious and historic account of a thing: narrare aliquid ad fidem historiae
    • (ambiguous) to calculate the date of an event: ad temporum rationem aliquid revocare
    • (ambiguous) to draw a mathematical conclusion: mathematicorum ratione concludere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to make a copy true to nature: aliquid ad verum exprimere
    • (ambiguous) a thing is taken from life: aliquid e vita ductum est
    • (ambiguous) to bring a thing upon the stage: in scaenam aliquid inducere
    • (ambiguous) to roughly sketch a thing: adumbrare aliquid (Or. 14. 43)
    • (ambiguous) to express clearly, make a lifelike representation of a thing: exprimere aliquid verbis or oratione (vid. sect. VI. 3, note adumbrare...)
    • (ambiguous) to give an account of a thing (either orally or in writing): exponere aliquid or de aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to depict a thing in lively colours: summo colore aliquid illustrare
    • (ambiguous) to bring a thing vividly before the eyes: ante oculos ponere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to represent a thing vividly: oculis or sub oculos, sub aspectum subicere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to scrutinise, examine closely: perlustrare, lustrare oculis aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to represent a thing dramatically: sic exponere aliquid, quasi agatur res (non quasi narretur)
    • (ambiguous) to introduce a person (into a dialogue) discoursing on..: aliquem disputantem facere, inducere, fingere (est aliquid apud aliquem disputans)
    • (ambiguous) to give a general idea of a thing: in uno conspectu ponere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to give a general idea of a thing: sub unum aspectum subicere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to make a short survey of a thing: in brevi conspectu ponere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to have a general idea of a thing: uno conspectu videre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to touch briefly on a thing: breviter tangere, attingere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to make a cursory mention of a thing; to mention by the way (not obiter or in transcursu): strictim, leviter tangere, attingere, perstringere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to make a cursory mention of a thing; to mention by the way (not obiter or in transcursu): quasi praeteriens, in transitu attingere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to dwell only on the main points: summatim aliquid exponere
    • (ambiguous) to give a full, detailed account of a thing: pluribus verbis, copiosius explicare, persequi aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to explain a matter briefly, in a few words (not paucis verbis): breviter, paucis explicare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to bring a subject forward into discussion: in medium proferre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to pass over in silence: silentio praeterire (not praetermittere) aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to allude to a person or thing (not alludere): significare aliquem or aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to hint vaguely at a thing: leviter significare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to embellish a narrative: dicendo ornare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to add rhetorical, dramatic embellishments to a subject: rhetorice, tragice ornare aliquid (Brut. 11. 43)
    • (ambiguous) to interpolate, insert something: includere in orationem aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to interpolate, insert something: inserere orationi aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to interpolate, insert something: interponere aliquid (De Am. 1. 3)
    • (ambiguous) to lend lustre to a subject by one's description: dicendo augere, amplificare aliquid (opp. dicendo extenuare aliquid)
    • (ambiguous) to exaggerate a thing: in maius ferre, in maius extollere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to overestimate a thing: in maius accipere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to make a joke of a thing: aliquid ad ridiculum convertere
    • (ambiguous) the expression is not in accordance with Latin usage: aliquid a consuetudine sermonis latini abhorret, alienum est
    • (ambiguous) to translate from Greek into Latin: aliquid e graeco in latinum (sermonem) convertere, vertere, transferre
    • (ambiguous) to render something into Latin: aliquid (graeca) latine reddere or sermone latino interpretari
    • (ambiguous) to take a thing in good (bad) part: in bonam (malam) partem accipere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to put down in writing: litteris mandare or consignare aliquid (Acad. 2. 1. 2)
    • (ambiguous) to treat in writing: litteris persequi (vid. sect. VIII. 2, note persequi...) aliquid
    • (ambiguous) the book contains something... (not continet aliquid): libro continetur aliquid
    • (ambiguous) the book contains something... (not continet aliquid): libro scriptor complexus est aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to make extracts from Cicero's writings: aliquid, multa ex Ciceronis libris excerpere (not excerpere librum)
    • (ambiguous) to enter a thing in one's note-book: aliquid in commentarios suos referre (Tusc. 3. 22. 54)
    • (ambiguous) to read cursorily: legendo percurrere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) I am pained, vexed, sorry: doleo aliquid, aliqua re, de and ex aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) I am pained, vexed, sorry: aegre, graviter, moleste fero aliquid (or with Acc. c. Inf. or quod)
    • (ambiguous) something harasses me, makes me anxious: aliquid me sollicitat, me sollicitum habet, mihi sollicitudini est, mihi sollicitudinem affert
    • (ambiguous) to take upon oneself: sibi sumere aliquid (Planc. 1. 3)
    • (ambiguous) to endure a thing with (the greatest) sang-froid: aequo (aequissimo) animo ferre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to bear a thing with resignation, composure: humane, modice, moderate, sapienter, constanter ferre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to be resigned to a thing: (animo) paratum esse ad aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to be waiting in suspense for..: suspenso animo exspectare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) somebody, something is never absent from my thoughts: aliquis, aliquid mihi curae or cordi est
    • (ambiguous) to have laid something to heart; to take an interest in a thing: curae habere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to entrust a thing to a person's good faith: committere aliquid alicui or alicuius fidei
    • (ambiguous) a thing finds credence, is credible: aliquid fidem habet (vid. also fides under sect. VII., History)
    • (ambiguous) to be answerable for a person, a thing: praestare aliquem, aliquid, de aliqua re or Acc. c. Inf.
    • (ambiguous) to be discontented, vexed at a thing; to chafe: aegre, graviter, moleste, indigne ferre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to revenge oneself for a thing: ulcisci aliquid, poenas alicuius rei expetere
    • (ambiguous) there is something repulsive about the thing: res habet aliquid offensionis
    • (ambiguous) to have an inclination for a thing: propensum, proclivem esse ad aliquid (opp. alienum, aversum esse, abhorrere ab aliqua re)
    • (ambiguous) to measure something by the standard of something else; to make something one's criterion: metiri, ponderare, aestimare, iudicare aliquid (ex) aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to measure something by the standard of something else; to make something one's criterion: dirigere or referre aliquid ad aliquam rem
    • (ambiguous) to set bounds to a thing, limit it: terminis circumscribere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to show moderation in a matter: moderari aliquid (Flacc. 5. 12)
    • (ambiguous) something is contrary to my moral sense, goes against my principles: aliquid abhorret a meis moribus (opp. insitum [atque innatum] est animo or in animo alicuius)
    • (ambiguous) something is a characteristic of a man: aliquid est proprium alicuius
    • (ambiguous) to make a thing a matter of conscience, be scrupulous about a thing: aliquid religioni habere or in religionem vertere
    • (ambiguous) to make a thing a matter of conscience, be scrupulous about a thing: aliquid in religionem alicui venit
    • (ambiguous) to pray to God: precari aliquid a deo
    • (ambiguous) the omens are favourable to some one: aves (alites, oscines) addīcunt alicui (opp. abdicunt aliquid)
    • (ambiguous) to interpret something as an omen: accipere, vertere aliquid in omen
    • (ambiguous) to spend money on an object: sumptum facere, insumere in aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to congratulate a person on something: gratulari alicui aliquid or de aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to prescribe in one's will: testamento aliquid cavere (Fin. 2. 31)
    • (ambiguous) to inherit something: hereditate aliquid accipere
    • (ambiguous) something has been left as a legacy by some one: hereditate aliquid relictum est ab aliquo
    • (ambiguous) to introduce a thing into our customs; to familiarise us with a thing: in nostros mores inducere aliquid (De Or. 2. 28)
    • (ambiguous) to return to ancient usage: in pristinam consuetudinem revocare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) it is my custom: aliquid est meae consuetudinis
    • (ambiguous) it is my custom: aliquid cadit in meam consuetudinem
    • (ambiguous) to transact, settle a matter with some one: transigere aliquid (de aliqua re) cum aliquo or inter se
    • (ambiguous) to make a profit out of something: quaestui aliquid habere (Off. 2. 3. 13)
    • (ambiguous) a thing costs much, little: aliquid magno, parvo stat, constat
    • (ambiguous) a thing costs nothing: aliquid nihilo or gratis constat
    • (ambiguous) to devote money to a purpose: pecuniam insumere in aliquid or consumere in aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to put a thing down to a man's account: alicui expensum ferre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to put down to a man's credit: alicui acceptum referre aliquid (Verr. 2. 70. 170)
    • (ambiguous) to go through accounts, make a valuation of a thing: ad calculos vocare aliquid (Amic. 16. 58)
    • (ambiguous) to do something after careful calculation: inita subductaque ratione aliquid facere
    • (ambiguous) to subtract something from the capital: de capite deducere (vid. sect. XII. 1, note Notice too...) aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to consider a thing as profit: in lucro ponere aliquid (Flacc. 17. 40)
    • (ambiguous) to consider a thing from a political point of view: ad rei publicae rationes aliquid referre
    • (ambiguous) a thing is illegal: aliquid contra legem est
    • (ambiguous) to hold an inquiry into a matter: aliquid, causam cognoscere
    • (ambiguous) to hold an inquiry into a matter: quaerere aliquid or de aliqua re
    • (ambiguous) to enter a thing in the public records: in tabulas publicas referre aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to cite a person to give evidence on a matter: aliquem testem alicuius rei (in aliquid) citare
    • (ambiguous) to reproach, blame a person for..: aliquid alicui crimini dare, vitio vertere (Verr. 5. 50)
    • (ambiguous) to atone for something by..: luere aliquid aliqua re (De Sen. 20)
    • (ambiguous) to go unpunished: impune fecisse, tulisse aliquid
    • (ambiguous) this can be said of..., applies to..: hoc cadit in aliquid
    • (ambiguous) this can be said of..., applies to..: hoc transferri potest in aliquid
    • (ambiguous) there is something in what you say; you are more or less right: aliquid (τι) dicis (opp. nihil dicis)
    • (ambiguous) there is something in what you say; you are more or less right: est istuc quidem aliquid