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433. Prepositions often retain their original meaning as Adverbs:—

    Ante and post in relations of time:—
    1. quōs paulōante dīximus (Brut. 32) , whom I mentioned a little while ago.
    2. posttribus diēbus, three days after (cf. § 424. f).
    Adversus , circiter , prope :—
    1. nēmōadversus ībat (Liv. 37.13.8) , no one went out in opposition.
    2. circiter pars quārta (Sall. Cat. 56), about the fourth part.
    3. prope exanimātus, nearly lifeless.
    Ā or ab, off, in expressions of distance, with the Ablative of Degree of Difference (§ 414):—
    1. ā mīlibus passuum circiter duōbus Rōmānōrum adventum exspectābant (B. G. 5.32) , at a distance of about two miles (about two miles off) they awaited the approach of the Romans.
    In general, prepositions ending in -ā:—
    1. Aeolus haec contrā(Aen. 1.76) , thus Æolus in reply.
    2. forte fuitiūxtā tumulus (id. 3.22), there happened to be a mound close by.
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    • J. B. Greenough, Benjamin L. D'Ooge, M. Grant Daniell, Commentary on Caesar's Gallic War, AG BG 2.7
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