tantum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Adverbial accusative of tantus. Compare with tam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tantum (not comparable)

  1. only, so much, to such a degree (so greatly, so little)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: ahãntu
  • Catalan: tant
  • Dalmatian: tuant
  • English: tantamount
  • French: tant, autant, pourtant
  • Friulian: tant

Adjective[edit]

tantum

  1. inflection of tantus:
    1. accusative masculine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular

References[edit]

  • tantum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tantum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tantum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • tantum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) this much is certain: hoc (not tantum) certum est
    • (ambiguous) to take only enough food to support life: tantum cibi et potionis adhibere quantum satis est
    • (ambiguous) I will only say this much..: tantum or unum illud or hoc dico