Definition of ecqui
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LNS
ecquī
ecquid
pronoun (unknown)
  1. whether?
Abbreviations
ecquis, ecquid (abl. ecqui, v. infra, II. B.), pron. interrog. subst., Is there any one who? Any, any one, any body, any thing? in impassioned interrogation, i. q. num quis, quid (class.). Prop.: aperite hoc: heus, ecquis hic est? ecquis hoc aperit ostium? Plaut. Am. 4, 1, 12; so, ecquis, id. Bacch. 4, 1, 9 sq.; id. Most. 4, 2, 19 sq.; id. Capt. 2, 3, 99 et saep.; Ter. Eun. 3, 3, 16 sq.; Liv. 3, 68; Verg. A. 9, 51; Hor. S. 2, 7, 34 al.: ecquid, Plaut. As. 3, 3, 58; id. Curc. 1, 2, 39; Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 34; Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 62; id. Att. 12, 7; id. Fam. 7, 11; Liv. 40, 40 al.: eccui, Cic. Mur. 33: ecquem, Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 42; Cael. in Cic. Fam. 8, 15 et saep.

— With suffix nam, Cic. Vatin. 16; id. Fin. 4, 24; id. Top. 21; Auct. Her. 2, 17: quid huc tantum hominum incedunt? ecquidnam afferunt? Plaut. Poen. 3, 3, 5.

— Adj. for ecqui: ecquis alius Sosia intu'st, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 226; id. Most. 2, 1, 7; id. Men. 4, 2, 110; Liv. 23, 12 fin.; Verg. E. 10, 28; Ov. Am. 3, 1, 15 al.

— Hence, derivv. the adverbs, ecquid, i. q. numquid, num, whether, perchance, in direct and indirect interrogation: ecquid audis? Do you hear? Plaut. Am. 2, 1, 29; id. Aul. 2, 3, 3; id. Curc. 2, 8, 19; id. Bacch. 1, 2, 53 al.; Ter. And. 5, 2, 30; id. Eun. 2, 2, 48; Cic. Clu. 26, 71; id. Ac. 2, 39, 122; id. Rep. 3, 11; id. Tusc. 1, 8; id. Att. 2, 2, 3; Liv. 3, 11 fin.; 4, 3; 5, 52; Verg. A. 3, 342; Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 82 et saep.; cf. with tandem, Cic. Rosc. Am. 16, 46: Tr. Ecquid placent (aedes)? Th. Ecquid placeant me rogas? Plaut. Most. 3, 3, 4; id. Bacch. 4, 10, 10; id. Mil. 3, 1, 114; 4, 2, 3; Cic. Fam. 7, 16, 3; Liv. 27, 10; 44, 27.

—Rarely (like quid) for cur, Liv. 42, 26.

—* ecqui, i. q. num aliqui, whether? in indirect interrog.: coepi observare, ecqui majorem filius mi honorem haberet, etc., whether, etc., Plaut. Aul. prol. 16 (but the true reading, Cic. Tusc. 1, 8, 15, and Plin. Ep. 6, 4, 2, is ecquid, v. Draeger, Hist Synt. I. p. 318).

— ec-quo, i. q. num aliquo, anywhere? ecquo te tua virtus provexisset? ecquo industria? Cic. Phil. 13, 11, 24, cf. on these adverbs Hand, Turs. II. pp. 351-355.
 
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