Definition of quidam
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The pronoun quīdam is reported to have 2 error(s). Please be cautious when citing this word.
Orthography ID = 1013620
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LEM
quīdam, quaedam, quoddam
pronoun (indefinite (qui))
  1. a certain, a certain one
Abbreviations
quīdam quaedam, quoddam, and (as subst.) quiddam, pron indef.

—Sing., a certain, a certain one, somebody, one, something: quidam ex advocatis: quaedam certa vox: unius cuiusdam operis (homo), some single craft: Accurrit quidam, notus mi nomine tantum, H.: quodam tempore, once upon a time.

—As subst n.: quiddam divinum, a something: quiddam mali, somewhat: Quaedam, si credis consultis, mancipat usus, some things, H.

— Plur, some, certain, certain ones: excesserunt urbe quidam, alii, etc., L.: quaedam quaestiones: quibusdam Andriorum persuasit, etc., L.

—With a subst. or adj., to give vagueness or moderation to an assertion, a certain, a kind of, as one might say: dicendi singularis quaedam facultas: te natura excelsum, quendam et altum genuit: timiditate ingenuā quādam: quasi quaedam Socratica medicina.
 
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