tantus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tantus (feminine tanta, neuter tantum); first/second declension

  1. of such size
  2. so much, so great

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative tantus tanta tantum tantī tantae tanta
genitive tantī tantae tantī tantōrum tantārum tantōrum
dative tantō tantō tantīs
accusative tantum tantam tantum tantōs tantās tanta
ablative tantō tantā tantō tantīs
vocative tante tanta tantum tantī tantae tanta

Usage notes[edit]

  • Being naturally adjective, tantus was then used substantively as tantum (frequently with genitive) to mean "so much of", "so many of"; as tantī (pretiī) to mean "so high (a price)"; adverbially as tantum to mean "so much", "to such degree" (cf. tam); as tantō to mean "by so much". For all these quantus has its coordinate functions.

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References[edit]

  • tantus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tantus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tantus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the frost set in so severely that..: tanta vis frigoris insecuta est, ut
    • under such unfavourable circumstances: in tanta rerum (temporum) iniquitate
    • he had such an extraordinary memory that..: memoria tanta fuit, ut
    • (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