Definition of tantum
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LEM
tantum
adverb
  1. so much, so greatly, to such a degree, so far, so long, so
  2. [with an adj.] so
  3. only so much, so little, only, alone, merely, but
  4. [with non] only not, very nearly, almost, all but
  5. [with quod] only, just, but just, a little before, hardly, scarcely
  6. [poetic] just, only now
Abbreviations
tantum adv. tantus, so much, so greatly, to such a degree, so far, so long, so: id tantum abest ab officio, ut, etc., so far: rex tantum auctoritate eius motus est, ut, etc., N.: tantumque ibi moratus, dum, etc., so long, L.: ne miremini, quā ratione hic tantum apud istum libertus potuerit.

—With an adj., so: nec tantum dulcia, quantum Et liquida, V.: iuventus Non tantum Veneris quantum studiosa culinae, H.

—Only so much, so little, only, alone, merely, but: tantum monet, quantum intellegit, only so much: tantum in latitudinem patebat, quantum, etc., Cs.: notus mihi nomine tantum, H.: excepit unum tantum: unum flumen tantum intererat, Cs.: unum defuisse tantum superbiae, L.

—With non, only not, very nearly, almost, all but: cum vineae tantum non iam iniunctae moenibus essent, L.

— cf. tantum non cunctandum nec cessandum esse, only there must be no delay (where non belongs not to tantum but to the verb), L.: dictator bello ita gesto, ut tantum non defuisse fortunae videretur, L.

—With quod, only, just, but just, a little before, hardly, scarcely: tantum quod ex Arpinati veneram, cum mihi a te litterae redditae sunt

— cf. tantum quod extaret aquā (where quod belongs not to tantum, but to the verb), L.

—Just, only now (poet.): Serta tantum capiti delapsa, V.

—In the phrase, tantum quod non, only that not, nothing is wanting but: tantum quod hominem non nominat.
 
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