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porro , adv. root pra-; Sanscr. prathamus, primus; Lat. prae, pro, prior; cf. Gr. πόρρω, πρόσω,
I.forward, onward, farther on, to a distance, at a distance, after off, far.
I. Lit., in space, with verbs both of motion and of rest (rare and mostly anteclass.), Ter. Hec. 3, 1, 18: “porro agere armentum,Liv. 1, 7, 6: “ire,id. 9, 2.—So ellipt.: porro Quirites, on! hither! ye Romans! Laber. ap. Macr. S. 2, 7; Tert. adv. Val. 13 (al. proh).—With verbs of rest: “habitare,Plaut. Rud. 4, 3, 95: “inscius Aeneas, quae sint ea flumina porro,Verg. A. 6, 711: “campi deinde porro,Plin. Ep. 5, 6, 18.—
II. Transf.
A. In time.
1. Of old, aforetime, formerly (very rare): “altera (Nympha), quod porro fuerat, cecinisse putatur,Ov. F. 1, 635.—
2. Henceforth, hereafter, afterwards, in future: me sollicitum habitum esse atque porro fore, Cato ap. Charis. p. 190 P.; Ter. Phorm. 5, 8, 36: “quid in animo Celtiberi haberent aut porro habituri essent,Liv. 40, 36: “fac, eadem ut sis porro,Ter. Hec. 5, 1, 38; id. Phorm. 5, 7, 44: “move ocius te, ut, quid agam, porro intellegas,id. And. 4, 3, 16: dehinc ut quiescant porro moneo, id. ib. prol. 22: “hinc maxima porro Accepit Roma, et patrium servavit honorem,in aftertimes, Verg. A. 5, 600.—
B. In a series.
2. In partic., in discourse.
b. Then, on the other hand, but: “porro erant qui censerent,Caes. B. C. 2, 30: “porro si in digito Dei eicio daemonas,Vulg. Luc. 11, 10 (but the true read., Cic. Fin. 5, 26, 78, is paene).
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