Definition of quin
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LEM
quīn
2 qui, -ne
conjunction
  1. [In a principal clause, interrogatitve] why not? wherefore not?
  2. [corroborative] but, indeed, really, verily, of a truth, nay, in fact
  3. [in a climax, with etiam or et] yea indeed, nay even
  4. [In a dependent clause] so that.. not, but that, but, without
  5. [especially representing the nom. of a pron relat. with a negative] who.. not, but
  6. [after words expressing hesitation, doubt or uncertainty] but that, that
Abbreviations
quīn conj. 2 qui+-ne. I. In a principal clause, interrog., why not? wherefore not? (only in exhortation or remonstrance; not in asking for information): quid stas, lapis? Quin accipis? T.: quin taces? T.: quin continetis vocem?: quin potius pacem aeternam Exercemus? V.: quin conscendimus equos? why not mount our horses? L.: Quin uno verbo dic, quid est, quod me velis, just say in one word! T.: quin tu hoc crimen obice ubi licet agere, i. e. you had better: quin illi congrederentur acie inclinandamque semel fortunae rem darent, L.

—Corroborative, but, indeed, really, verily, of a truth, nay, in fact: credo

— neque id iniuriā

— quin Mihi molestum est, T.: nihil ea res animum militaris viri imminuit, quin contra plus spei nactus, L.: non potest dici satis quantum in illo sceleris fuerit, Quin sic attendite, iudices, etc, nay, rather, etc.

—In a climax, with etiam or et, yea indeed, nay even: quin etiam necesse erit cupere et optare, ut, etc.: quin etiam voces iactare, V.: quin et Atridas Priamus fefellit, H.

—II. In a dependent clause, so that . . . not, but that, but, without: ut nullo modo Introire possem, quin viderent me, T.: facere non possum, quin ad te mittam, I cannot forbear sending to you: nihil abest, quin sim miserrimus: repertus est nemo quin mori diceret satius esse: nihil praetermisi, quin enucleate ad te perscriberem: nulli ex itinere excedere licebat quin ab equitatu Caesaris exciperetur, without being cut off, Cs.: qui recusare potest, quin et socii sibi consulant? L.: non quin ipse dissentiam, sed quod, etc., not but that.

—Esp., representing the nom. of a pron relat. with a negative, who . . . not, but: nulla fuit civitas quin partem senatūs Cordubam mitteret, Cs.: nulla (natura), quin suam vim retineat: quis templum adspexit, quin testis esset?: Nihil tam difficilest quin investigari possiet, T.: Messanam nemo venit, quin viserit.

—After words expressing hesitation, doubt or uncertainty, but that, that: non dubitaturum, quin cederet: et vos non dubitatis, quin: hoc non dubium est, quin Chremes non det, etc., T.: cave dubites, quin: non esse dubium, quin . . . possent, no doubt that, Cs.: neque abest suspicio, quin, a suspicion that, Cs.
 
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