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I do not have a complete and satisfying answer, but digging around revealed a couple of points of interest: Johan Wower wrote De Polymathia tractatio: integri operis de studiis veterum in 1665. He uses the word polymathia throughout the text, but I did not spot a word for a polymath. The text is available in plain text, but the quality of the conversion is ...


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According to the Vatican's Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis, parvum verborum novatorum Léxicum: mercato nero [Italian]     mercatūra clandestīna [Latin]


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Another option is to use aliquatenus. According to L&S (II) it can mean "To a certain degree" and "in some respects" So as it seems to remark the restrictive flavor, I may say aliquatenus is indeed a good fit here, but maybe only aliquatenus-ly so. Philistus,... ut multo inferior, ita aliquatenus lucidior (Philistus, as he was ...


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An extremely common term in medieval Latin, often used in a philosophical context, is secundum quid, i.e. "with respect to something." Obviously, secundum is used as a preposition here. It is usually contrasted with something that exists per se, i.e. "in itself," or simpliciter, i.e. "simply speaking." You can find hundreds of ...


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Without more context, it's difficult to know precisely what you need to say. However, quodam modo means "in a certain manner", which could correspond to "in a certain respect" depending on context. Similarly you could use quadam ratione.


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