umquam

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

May be for *quomquam, from quom (later cum) and quam (any). Compare with cumque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

umquam

  1. at any time, ever

Usage notes[edit]

Most frequently in negative clauses, sometimes also in interrogations and in conditional clauses; but very seldom in affirmations

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References[edit]

  • umquam in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • umquam in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • umquam” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • nothing will ever make me forgetful of him: memoriam eius nulla umquam delebit (obscurabit) oblivio (Fam. 2. 1)