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τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

quĭă:
I conj. [for quiam, from abl. quī and jam, whereby now; hence, because (usually, like quod, of the determining reason; while quonĭam introduces any casual circumstance).
I In gen., constr. with indic. in asserting a fact; with subj. in stating an assumed reason, or one entertained by another mind: quia fores nostras ausa es accedere, quiaque istas buccas, Plaut. Truc. 2, 2, 34: urbs, quae quia postrema aedificata est, Neapolis nominatur, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 53, § 119: non quia multis debeo, id. Planc. 32, 78: non quia plus animi victis est, sed, etc., Liv. 10, 41, 12: non tam quia pacem volebant Samnites, quam quia nondum parati erant ad bellum, id. 8, 19, 3; 7, 30, 13; 33, 27, 6; 39, 41, 2. — With subj.: nil satis est, inquit, quia tantum, quantum habeas, sis, Hor. S. 1, 1, 62; cf. id. Ep. 1, 1, 30; Just. 17, 3, 10: mater irata est, quia non redierim, Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 103; Hor. S. 2, 3, 101; 2, 2, 25; Just. 24, 3, 3: carent quia, Hor. C. 4, 9, 28.—
II Esp., with other particles.
   A Quiane, in a question, because? (ante-class. and poet.): Do. Tu nunc me irrides? Le. Quiane te voco, bene ut tibi sit? Plaut. Pers. 5, 2, 69: quiane auxilio juvat ante levatos? Verg. A. 4, 538. —
   B Quia enim, because forsooth (poet.): quī tibi nunc istuc in mentem venit? So. Quia enim sero advenimus, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 34; Ter. Heaut. 1, 2, 14.—
   C Quia nam, and quianam, like the Gr. τί γάρ,> why? wherefore? (poet.): quianam pro quare et cur positum apud antiquos, Fest. p. 257 Müll.; Naev. and Enn. ap. Fest. l. l.: quianam arbitrare? Plaut. Truc. 1, 2, 34: quianam legiones caedimu' ferro? Enn. ap. Serv. Verg. A 10, 6: quianam sententia vobis Versa retro? Verg. A. 10, 6; 5, 13 al.—
III Introducing an object-clause, = quod, that (postclass.): nescitis quia iniqui non possidebunt? Vulg. 1 Cor. 6, 9; id. 4 Reg. 2, 3: credo, quia mendacio possunt (animas movere), Tert. Anim. 5; id. Idol. 20: ignoras, quia, etc., Aug. Serm. 9, 3; Macr. Somn. Scip. 1, 6, 62: non advertentes, quia, etc., Cael. Aur. Tard. 1, 5, 71.—Quia very rarely follows the verb, Hor. S. 1, 9, 51.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

quĭă,⁵ conj.,
1 parce que [mode normal indic.] ; souvent en corrél. avec eo, hoc, ideo, idcirco, ob id, propterea, ea re, par cela, à cause de cela, pour cela, par cette raison que : Cic. Tusc. 1, 13 ; Rep. 3, 45 ; Mur. 51 ; Div. 2, 25 ; Fin. 1, 53 || ex eo quia Cic. Tusc. 1, 42, de (par) cette raison que, [ou] inde quia Liv. 2, 1, 7 || nec, quia..., idcirco... Cic. Leg. 2, 10, et parce que..., ce n’est pas une raison pour que... || [subj. du st. ind.] : Diana dicta, quia noctu quasi diem efficeret Cic. Nat. 2, 69, le nom de Diane lui a été donné, parce qu’elle produit en qq. sorte le jour pendant la nuit, cf. Cic. Fin. 1, 32 || non quia subj... non pas que pure hypoth.] : Cic. Tusc. 1, 1 ; Liv. 35, 40, 1, etc., Virg. G. 1, 415, [ou] non pas avec l’idée que : Liv. 21, 31, 2 || non quia indic.]... sed... Liv. 10, 41, 12, non parce que... mais..., cf. 7, 10, 13 ; 8, 19, 3 ; non quia indic.]... sed quia... Liv. 33, 27, 6, non parce que... mais parce que..., cf. 39, 41, 2 ; 40, 33, 2 ; Lucr. 2, 3 ; Cic. Planc. 78 || [arch.] quia enim Pl. Truc. 733 ; Amph. 666 ; Ter. Haut. 188
2 [décad.] scire quia, nescire, credere, dicere quia, etc., savoir que, ignorer, croire, dire que : Tert. Anim. 5, etc.