Definition of qualis
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1.
LEM
quālis, quāle
2 CA-
adjective (3rd 2-termination)
  1. how constituted? of what sort? of what nature? what kind of a?
  2. so constituted, of such a kind, such as, as
  3. [adverb] as, just as
  4. [indef. as subst n.] things endowed with qualities
Abbreviations
quālis e, pronom adj. 2 CA-.

—I. Interrog, how constituted, of what sort, of what nature, what kind of a: qualis oratoris putas esse historiam scribere?: qualis est istorum oratio? what kind of a speech is that?

—In indirect questions: metuo qualem tu me esse hominem existumas: qualis esset natura montis, cognoscere, Cs.: doce me quales sint corpore, what sort of a body they have.

—In exclamations: Hei mihi, qualis erat! what a man! V.: dic, qualem te patriae custodem di genuerunt! Enn. ap. C.

—II. Relat., so constituted, of such a kind, such as, as (often correl. with talis): ut qualem te iam antea populo R. praebuisti, talem te et nobis impertias: in hoc bello, quale bellum nulla barbaria gessit, the like of which: equitum acies qualis quae instructissima potest, L.: bis sex . . . Qualia nunc hominum producit corpora tellus, V.: Cui mater sese tulit obvia, qualis equos fatigat Harpalyce, like Harpalyce, when she wearies, etc., V.

—In quotations and citations, as, as for instance, as for example: aperta et clara (somnia), quale est de illo, etc.

—Adverb., as, just as: Qualis maerens philomela queritur fetūs, V.: falcata cauda est, Qualia sinuantur cornua lunae, O.

— Indef., as subst n., things endowed with qualities: et illa effici quae appellant qualia.
 
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