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sĕcus .
I. Adj. root seq- or secof sequor, q. v., only comp. sĕquĭor , us, ōris, inferior, lower, worse (only post-class.; cf. Weissenb. ad Liv. 2, 37, 3): “in sequiorem sexum,App. M. 7, p. 192, 7: “sexus sequioris fetus,id. ib. 10, p. 249, 33; “8, p. 206, 7: vitae sequioris,Dig. 2, 15, 8, § 11: “fortuna sequior,Amm. 18, 6, 6.—
II. Adv. (prop., following, later in rank or order, i. e. less than something mentioned before; hence, in gen.), otherwise, differently, not so; and esp. freq. with a negative (per litoten), not otherwise, i. e. even so, just so (opp. always to what is right, correct, or proper, not to what is wrong; cf. Krebs, Antibarb. p. 1056 sq.; for comp. forms, v. I. B. infra).
(β). With quam or atque: secus aetatem agerem, quam illi egissent, Cato ap. Charis, p. 195 P.; Ter. Phorm. 2, 3, 91: “ne quid fiat secus quam volumus quamque oportet,Cic. Att. 6, 2, 2: “eadem sunt membra in utriusque disputatione, sed paulo secus a me atque ab illo partita,id. de Or. 3, 30, 119.—
(β). With ac or quam (the latter not in Cic.: non secus ac = non aliter ac; but: non secus quam = non minus quam, Zumpt ad Cic. Mur. 4, 10; cf. “infra): numquam secus Habui illam, ac si ex me esset nata,Ter. Hec. 2, 3, 5: “itaque illud quod dixi, non dixi secus ac sentiebam,Cic. de Or. 2, 6, 24; so, “non secus ac,id. Mur. 4, 10; id. Planc. 1, 3; id. Fam. 3, 5, 4; Hor. A. P. 149; Ov. M. 15, 180 al.: “haud secus ac,Sall. J. 79, 6; Verg. A. 3, 236 al.: “accepit ad sese, haud secus quam si ex se simus natae,Plaut. Rud. 2, 3, 79; so, “haud secus quam,Liv. 5, 36; 5, 41; 8, 8; 8, 9 et saep.; Ov. M. 12, 102 al.; Curt. 3, 2, 1; 8, 1, 21; 8, 11, 17: “non secus quam,Ov. M. 2, 727; 12, 480: “nec secus quam,Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 26; id. Capt. 2, 2, 23; 2, 3, 68: ne secus quam, Tac. A. 4, 8.—In the poets freq. non (haud) secus ac, for introducing a comparison: “non secus ac patriis acer Roma-nus in armis, etc.,Verg. G. 3, 346: “non secus ac,id. A. 8, 243; 10, 272; 12, 856; Ov. M. 8, 162: “non secus atque,Verg. A. 8, 391: “haud secus atque,id. ib. 11, 456; Ov. M. 9, 40; cf. also without ac: “non secus in jugis stupet Evias,Hor. C. 3, 25, 8.—
B. Comp. in four forms, which are often confused in MSS. and edd.; sĕquĭus , but with negatives or quo, eo, nihilo, etc., usu. sētĭus , less correctly -cĭus ; also (ante-class.) sectĭus , Plaut. ap. Gell. 18, 94; id. Trin. 1, 2, 93 Ritschl (v. on the authorities for these forms, Neue, Formenl. 2, 691 sq.): nisi inpediret ingeni inbecillitas Metusque me, quo setius me colligam, so that I cannot (syn.: “quo minus), Afran. ap. Charis, p. 195 (Com. Rel. v. 291 Rib.): impedimento est, quo setius lex feratur,Auct. Her. 1, 12, 21: “quoniam in eo consistit, melius an sequius terrae mandaverit pater familias pecuniam,Col. 3, 4, 3: “invitus, quod sequius sit, de meis civibus loquor,Liv. 2, 37, 3.—
b. Non (haud) setius: “instat non setius ac rotat ensem,none the less, just as much, Verg. A. 9, 441; so, “non setius,id. G. 3, 367: “nec setius,id. ib. 2, 277: “haud setius,id. A. 7, 781: “si servus meus esses, nihilo setius Mihi obsequiosus semper fuisti,no less, just as, Plaut. Capt. 2, 3, 57: “nihilo setius,nevertheless, Ter. And. 3, 2, 27; cf. Caes. B. G. 1, 49; so, “nihilo setius,id. ib. 4, 17; id. B. C. 3, 26; Suet. Vesp. 6; Nep. Con. 2, 4; cf.: “nihilo tamen setius,Caes. B. G. 5, 4; 5, 7: “tamen nihilo setius,Nep. Att. 22, 3: “nec hōc setius,Lucr. 6, 315: “nec eo setius,Suet. Caes. 8; id. Ner. 24; 42; id. Vit. 10; id. Dom. 12; id. Gram. 20; Nep. Milt. 2, 3: “nec tamen eo setius,Suet. Dom. 2.—
2. Pregn. (v. supra, I. A. 2.), ill, badly: “sed memet moror, cum hoc ago setius,Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 24: sin, id quod non spero, ratio talis sequius ceciderit, Afran. ap. Charis. p. 195 P. (Com. Rel. p. 291 Rib.): “vereor ne homines de me sequius loquantur,Sen. Ben. 6, 42, 2.—
III. Prep. with acc. (anteclass. and late Lat.), by, beside, along, on: “id quod vulgus usurpat Secus illum sedi, hoc est secundum illum, et novum et sordidum est,Charis. p. 61 P.: “dextra sinistra foramina utrimque secus laminas,Cato, R. R. 21, 2: ut quae secus mare essent locis regnaret, Enn. ap. Lact. 1, 11, 34: “SECVS VIAM,Inscr. Orell. 3688 (but in Quint. 8, 2, 20; Plin. 24, 15, 85, § 135, the best MSS. have secundum): “SECVS CONIVGEM,Inscr. Grut. 806, 5: “secus viam,Vulg. Tob. 11, 5: “secus mare,id. Matt. 13, 1 et saep.—
B. Transf., according to, in proportion to: “SECVS MERITA EIVS,Inscr. Orell. 7170.—
3. Affixed to a pron., = side: altrinsecus, on the other side: utrinsecus, on both sides: circumsecus, on all sides, round about.
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