Alternative formsEdit


May be for *quomquam, from quom (later cum) and quam (any). Compare with cumque.



umquam (not comparable)

  1. at any time, ever

Usage notesEdit

Most frequently in negative clauses, sometimes also in interrogations and in conditional clauses; but very seldom in affirmations

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


  • Aromanian: ningã, nica
  • French: onc, onques
  • Italian: unqua, unque
  • Romanian: încă


  • umquam in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • umquam in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • umquam in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • nothing will ever make me forgetful of him: memoriam eius nulla umquam delebit (obscurabit) oblivio (Fam. 2. 1)