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antĕ-hāc (old form antĭdhāc , like antidea for antea, and antideo for anteeo, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 79; id. Aul. 2, 8, 26; id. Cas. prol. 88; id. Cist. 1, 1, 1; 1, 3, 50; id. Ep. 4, 1, 12; id. Bacch. 3, 6, 10; id. Ps. 1, 1, 14; 2, 2, 26; id. Poen. 3, 5, 7.—Antehac, dissyl., Hor. C. 1, 37, 5) [v. antea],
I.before this (present) time, formerly, aforetime, in time past, previously (demonstr.; on the contr. antea, before any fixed time, rel.; cf. “antea): quod antehac imperitabam, nunc te oro,Plaut. Capt. 2, 1, 47; id. Mil. 4, 8, 56: “magis me benigne nunc salutas, quam antidhac,id. Poen. 3, 5, 7; Ter. And. 1, 2, 16: “antehac sperare saltem licebat, nunc etiam id ereptum est,Cic. Fam. 12, 23, 6; Hor. C. 1, 37, 5: “utque antehac flagitiis, ita tunc legibus laborabatur,Tac. A. 3, 25.—Sometimes for antea (rel.), before any specified time, earlier, before that time: “Nam hic quidem omnem imaginem meam, quae antehac fuerat, possidet,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 302: “ea saepe antehac fidem prodiderat,Sall. C. 25, 4.
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