Definition of num
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LNS
num
an acc. m., of which nam is the acc. f.
adverb
  1. an
  2. quis, quando
  3. do you wish any thing further? is there any thing else?
  4. Numquid
  5. nam
  6. whether
Abbreviations
num, adv. an acc. m., of which nam is the acc. f., an interrog. particle, usually implying that a negative answer is expected. In a direct interrogation (no corresp. term in English). Num esse amicum suspicari visus est? Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 102; Ter. And. 2, 2, 29: num igitur tot ducum naufragium sustulit artem gubernandi? aut num imperatorum scientia nihil est, quia, etc., Cic. Div. 1, 14, 24: num exspectatis, dum L. Metellus testimonium dicat? Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 53, § 122; id. Rep. 1, 11, 17: num barbarorum Romulus rex fuit? id. ib. 1, 37, 58.

— Followed by an, contmuing the inquiry: num furis, an prudens ludis me obscura canendo? Hor. S. 2, 5, 58: num iratum timemus Jovem? ... an ne turpiter faceret, Cic. Off. 3, 28, 102.

— Esp., with quis, quando ( = aliquis, aliquando): numquis hic est? nemo est, Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 1: num quae trepidatio? num qui tumultus? Cic. Deiot. 7, 20: num quando perditis civibus vexillum defuturum putatis? id. Phil. 5, 11, 29.

— Num quid (also numquid) vis? do you wish any thing further? is there any thing else? a very common form of leave-taking, Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 44; 46; 3, 3, 15 et saep.; cf. Ter. Eun. 2, 3, 49 Don.; Cic. Att. 6, 3, 6; 5, 2, 2; Liv. 6, 34, 7; for which, also: numquid me vis? Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 119; id. Mil. 2, 6, 92; and elliptically: numquid me? Plaut. Poen. 3, 6, 6.

—(ε) Numquid is also used adverbially; v. numquid.

—(ζ) Joined to nam and ne numnam, numne, in anxious and surprised inquiry: eho numnam hic relictus custos? Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 55: numne vis me ire ad cenam? Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 65: deum ipsum numne vidisti? Cic. N. D. 1, 31, 88; id. Lael. 11, 36 (so B. and K., Halm. But Ritschl, Opusc. 2, 248, denies the Latinity of the form numne; cf. Hand, Turs. 4, 79; and, contra, Rib. Lat. Part. p. 13).

— In an indirect interrogation, whether: quaero, num aliter ac nunc eveniunt, evenirent? Cic. Fat. 3, 6: videte, num dubitandum vobis sit, omni studio ad id bellum incumbere, id. Imp. Pomp. 7, 19: jusserunt speculari, num sollicitati animi sociorum essent, Liv. 42, 19: exsistit hoc loco quaedam quaestio subdifficilis: num quando amici novi, digni amicitiā veteribus sint anteponendi, Cic. Lael. 19, 67; so, num quando, id. Phil. 5, 11, 29; id. Vatin. 6, 17: num quis, id. Att. 13, 8; id. Clu. 38, 105; id. Off. 1, 3, 7: videamus ergo, num expositio haec longior demum esse debeat, whether this explanation should not be a little longer still, Quint. 4, 2, 79: consultus, num et ... vellet, whether he did not also wish, Suet. Aug. 18.
 
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