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tenus —, n

2 TA-, a stretched cord, noose (old).—Hence, acc absol ., with gen, to the end, as far as, all the way to, unto, to : lumborum tenus, as far as the loins : laterum tenus, V.: per aquam ferme genūs tenus altam, L.: urbium Corcyrae tenus, L.—As praep., with abl, all the way to, as far as, unto : Tauro tenus regnare: erat pectoribus tenus, L.: Pube tenus, V.: collo tenns, O.: mediā tenus alvo, O.: lateri capulo tenus abdidit ensem, V.: poti faece tenus cadi, H.—Fig., to the extent of, as far as, to : dando (spectaculum) Modo volneribus tenus, i. e. without fighting to the death , L.: nomine tenus, Ta.: doctrinā ore tenus exercitus, i. e. only for talking , Ta.—In the phrase, verbo tenus, in words, as far as language is concerned : veteres verbo tenus acute . . . de re p. disserebant, i. e. theoretically : in quos iecit magis hoc consul verbo tenus, quam ut re insimularet, L.

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