# quantus

## Contents

## Latin[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

From *quam* (“how, how much”).

From Proto-Indo-European **kuiʰent-* (“how much, how many”). Cognates include Sanskrit *kivant-*, Avestan *čvant-*, Old Persian *čiyant-*, Kurdish *çend*

### Pronunciation[edit]

### Adjective[edit]

**quantus** (*feminine* **quanta**, *neuter* **quantum**); *first/second declension*

#### Usage notes[edit]

- Being naturally adjective,
*quantus*was then used substantively as*quantum*(with genitive) to mean*"as much of...as"*; as*quantī (pretiī)*to mean*"how high (a price)"*,*"as high (a price) as"*,*"how dear"*,*"as dear as"*; adverbially as*quantum*to mean*"as much as"*(cf.*quam*); as*quantō*to mean*"by how much"*,*"by as much as"*. For all these*tantus*has its coordinate functions.

#### Declension[edit]

Number | Singular | Plural | |||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Case / Gender | Masculine | Feminine | Neuter | Masculine | Feminine | Neuter | |

nominative | quantus |
quanta | quantum | quantī | quantae | quanta | |

genitive | quantī | quantae | quantī | quantōrum | quantārum | quantōrum | |

dative | quantō | quantō | quantīs | ||||

accusative | quantum | quantam | quantum | quantōs | quantās | quanta | |

ablative | quantō | quantā | quantō | quantīs | |||

vocative | quante | quanta | quantum | quantī | quantae | quanta |

#### Coordinate terms[edit]

#### Derived terms[edit]

#### Descendants[edit]

### References[edit]

- quantus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- quantus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- quantus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s
*Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis*(augmented edition, 1883–1887) - quantus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book
^{[1]}, London: Macmillan and Co.as far as I can guess:*(ambiguous)***quantum ego coniectura assequor, auguror**as far as I know:*(ambiguous)***quantum scio**I am not dissatisfied with my progress:*(ambiguous)***non me paenitet, quantum profecerim**to take only enough food to support life:*(ambiguous)***tantum cibi et potionis adhibere quantum satis est**

- quantity in
*The Century Dictionary*, The Century Co., New York, 1911