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-ve or neu , adv., introduces a negative clause containing a purpose, command, or prohibition, esp. after ut, ne, etc.,
I.and not, nor, and that not, and lest: utinam ne in nemore, etc.... neve inde, etc., Enn. ap. Auct. Her. 2, 22, 34 (Trag. v. 282 Vahl.): “caveto ne quam materiam doles, neu caedas, neu tangas, nisi siccam, neu gelidam, neu rorulentam,Cato, R. R. 37; Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 1: “ut eam ne quis nobis minuat, neve vivus, neve mortuus,neither ... nor, id. Leg. 2, 27, 67: “cohortatus est, uti suae pristinae virtutis memoriam retinerent, neu perturbarentur animo,and that not, Caes. B. G. 2, 21: “ut earum rerum vis minueretur, neu ponti nocerent,id. ib. 4, 17 fin.—So after a subj. alone: ipse modo Aeneas ... adveniat, voltus neve exhorrescat amicos, Verg. A. 7, 263: “hic ames dici pater atque princeps, Neu sinas Medos equitare inultos,Hor. C. 1, 2, 50.—After an imper., Verg. G. 2, 37; Ov. Tr. 1, 5, 37.
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