Definition of quid
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quid
n. of quis
adverb
  1. in what respect? what? how? to what extent?
  2. in view of what? why? wherefore?
  3. [with ni (in rhet. questions; often written quidni; always with subj. or ellipt.)] why not?
Abbreviations
quid adv. interrog. acc n. of quis, in what respect? what? how? to what extent?: Quid! quid venire in mentem possit? T.: Quid comedent! ebibent! How! T.: quid si illud addimus? how if?: quid ita? How so?: quid deinde? what then?: quid tum?: quid igitur?: quid postea? what next?: quid enim? what of it?: quid ergo? Cs.

—In view of what? why? wherefore?: quid festinas? what's your hurry? T.: sed quid ego argumentor? quid plura disputo?: me quid pudeat?

—With ni (in rhet. questions; often written quidni; always with subj. or ellipt.), why not?: Clinia haec fieri videbat? Me. quid ni? T.: quidni, inquit, meminerim?: quidni iste neget?
 
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