quam (“as much as”) + vis (“you want”)
quamvīs (not comparable)
- as much (as you like), however
c. 45 BCE
, Tusculanes 2.42
- Ut ager, quamvis fertilis, sine cultura fructuosus esse non potest, sic sine doctrina animus.
- Just as the field, however fertile, without cultivation cannot be fruitful, likewise the soul without education.