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mox , adv. etym. dub.; cf. Sanscr. mankshu, ready, soon,
I.soon, anon, directly, presently; mostly of the future (class.).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: “mox ivero,Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 91: “mox ego huc revertor,Ter. And. 3, 2, 4: “jussit mihi nuntiari, mox se venturum,Cic. Att. 10, 4, 8: “mox tamen ardentīs accingar dicere pugnas Caesaris,Verg. G. 3, 46; Cic. Div. 1, 23, 47.—With quam: exspectant ... quam mox emittat currus, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 48, 107 (Ann. v. 89 Vahl.); so, “exspecto quam mox utatur,Cic. Rosc. Com. 1, 1: “quid exspectas quam mox ego dicam, etc.,id. ib. 15, 44: “expectabant quam mox comitia edicerentur,Liv. 3, 37, 5; cf.: “provisam quam mox vir meus redeat domum,Plaut. Men. 5, 1, 4 Brix ad loc.: “quam mox coctum est prandium?how soon, Plaut. Rud. 2, 3, 12: “mox ubi,as soon as, Liv. 3, 52: mox ut, as soon as: “mox ut caluere pugnā,Flor. 2, 4, 2: mox quam, as soon as (post-class.), Dig. 7, 4, 13.—
B. In partic.
1. Soon afterwards, thereupon, afterwards, then, in the next place: “nam extemplo fusi, fugati: mox intra vallum compulsi: postremo exuuntur castris,Liv. 40, 48, 6: primum ... deinde ... mox ... post ... Tac. A. 11, 22; Quint. 10, 6, 3.—
2. Of a longer time, afterwards, at a later period (post - Aug. for post, postea): “a quo mox principe Nero adoptatus est,Suet. Ner. 6; id. Aug. 47: “ante hoc domūs pars videntur, mox reipublicae,Tac. G. 13: “paulo mox,Plin. 21, 2, 3, § 5 al.: “paucis mox horis,id. 18, 35, 78, § 341.—
II. Transf., in the next place, then.
A. Of place and situation: “ultra eos Dochi, deinde Gymnetes, mox Anderae,Plin. 6, 30, 35, § 190; cf.: “pars equitum ... mox prima legio,Tac. A. 1, 51. —
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