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tĕnus root ten; v. teneo, perh. orig., an acc. of direction, and hence joined with
I.gen.; afterwards a prep. with abl. (its supposed construction with the acc. rests upon a false reading in the passages, Ov. H. 12, 27; Val. Fl. 1, 537; Suet. Caes. 52, where the abl. is the true reading), prop. lengthwise, to the end; hence, as far as, up or down to, unto, to (placed after its case; mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; not in Cæs.).
I. In gen. ( α ) With gen. plur. (so not in the prose of Cicero): “labrorum tenus,along the lips, Lucr. 1, 940; 4, 15: “lumborum tenus,as far as the loins, Cic. Arat. 83 (324): “crurum tenus,Verg. G. 3, 53: “laterum tenus,id. A. 10, 210: “per aquam ferme genūs tenus altam,Liv. 44, 40, 8: aurium tenus, * Quint. 12, 2, 17: illi rumores Cumarum tenus caluerunt, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 1, 2: “urbium Corcyrae tenus,Liv. 26, 24, 11.—
(β). With abl. (so most freq. in prose and poetry): “Tauro tenus,Cic. Deiot. 13, 36; Nep. Con. 2, 3: “Arimino tenus,Suet. Aug. 30: “Antio tenus,id. Tib. 38: “Ostiā tenus,id. Ner. 16: “Aethiopiā tenus,id. Caes. 52: “erat pectoribus tenus,Liv. 21, 54, 9: “inguinibus tenus,Cels. 1, 3: “pube tenus,Verg. A. 3, 427: “summo tenus ore,id. ib. 1, 737: “collo tenus,Ov. M. 2, 275: “pectoribus tenus,id. ib. 15, 512; “15, 673: poplite deinde tenus,id. ib. 5, 593: “pennis tenus,id. ib. 6, 258: “mediā tenus alvo,id. F. 2, 145: “lateri capulo tenus abdidit ensem,Verg. A. 2, 553: “poti faece tenus cadi,Hor. C. 3, 15, 16: “tres regiones solo tenus dejectae,Tac. A. 15, 40 fin.: “tectis tenus,id. ib. 13, 41: “extollere caelo tenus,Just. 12, 6, 2.—Of time: “Cantabrico tenus bello nec ultra,Suet. Aug. 85; cf.: “volneribus tenus, of the fighting of gladiators,Liv. 41, 20, 12 et saep.—So the compounds, eātenus, hactenus, quātenus, quādantenus, v. h. vv.—
II. In partic.
A. After, according to, by: “tertium et quartum consulatum titulo tenus gessit,Suet. Caes. 76; so, “titulo tenus,id. Claud. 25; id. Dom. 1, 31: “facie tenus,” i. e. for the sake of appearances, App. M. 10, p. 250, 9: “specie tenus,Amm. 14, 7, 5: “terrore tenus,id. 16, 8, 3.—
B. Verbo tenus, less freq. nomine tenus, as far as the meaning of the word extends, in name, nominally (very rare): “veteres verbo tenus ... de re publicā disserebant,Cic. Leg. 3, 6, 14; Liv. 34, 5, 4: “haec verba cum affectu accipimus, non verbo tenus,Dig. 2, 2, 1 med.: “usurpatas nomine tenus urbium expugnationes dictitans,Tac. A. 15, 6 fin.
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