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Alternative forms[edit]


From ad (to) + -que (and).



  1. and, and also, and even, and too
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations Oratio in Catilinam Prima in Senatu Habita
      Quam diu quisquam erit qui te defendere audeat, vives, et vives ita ut nunc vivis, multis meis et firmis praesidiis obsessus ne commovere te contra rem publicam possis. Multorum te etiam oculi et aures non sentientem, sicut adhuc fecerunt, speculabuntur atque custodient.
      As long as one person exists who can dare to defend you, yet shall live; but you shall live as you do now, surrounded by my many and trusty guards, so that you shall not be able to stir one finger against the republic: many eyes and ears shall still observe and watch you, as they have hitherto done, though you shall not perceive them.
    Ad vim atque ad arma confugere.
    To fly to violence and to arms.
  2. yet, nevertheless
  3. (after words expressing comparison) as, than
    Alia sunt legati officia atque imperatoris.
    The obligations of the legate are different from those of the general.

Usage notes[edit]

  • atque is usually found in front of words beginning with a vowel or an h, rarely before consonants.