Definition of qua-si
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LEM
qua-si
adverb
  1. [in hypothetical comparison] as if, just as if, as though
  2. [in real comparison] just as, as
  3. [in approximation] somewhat like, about, nearly, almost, not far from
Abbreviations
qua-si adv. I. In hypothetical comparison, as if, just as if, as though: modo introivi. Si. quasi ego quam dudum rogem, as if I asked, T.: adsimulabo, quasi nunc exeam, will make as if, T.: cur nomen petis quasi incertum sit?: loquor, quasi ego illud fecerim: quasi tute noris, ita salutas?: haec perinde loquor, quasi debueris: quasi non omnes eius sceleris testes essent futuri, sic metuit, etc.: quasi vero paulum inter siet, just as if, T.: quasi vero consili sit res, Cs.: quasi vero ignotus nobis fuerit splendidus eques: quas (litteras) sic avide adripui, quasi sitim explere cupiens: sic est hic ordo, quasi editus in altum: potasti, Quasi re bene gestā, T.: quasi signo dato tota Italia convenit: quasi debellato, eum triumphare, L.

—II. In real comparison, just as, as: quasi poma ex arboribus, cruda si sunt, vix evelluntur, sic, etc.: istaec commemoratio Quasi exprobatiost benefici, is like, T.: dissensio civilis quasi permixtio terrae oriri coepit, S.: populus deligit magistratūs quasi rei p. vilicos: coniectura et quasi divinatio, a sort of: quasi murus quidam nomen imperatoris opponitur: finem (potestatis) accepit, quasi nescius exercendi, i. e. because incompetent, Ta.

—III. In approximation, somewhat like, about, nearly, almost, not far from: quasi talenta ad quindecim Coegi, T.: praesidium quasi duum milium (militum), S.: quasi quiddam incredibile dicere: quasi in extrema paginā.
 
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