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to a given point, even so far,
I.before a prep. μέχρι πρός, Lat. usque ad, Plat.:—so before Advs., μ. δεῦρο τοῦ λόγου id=Plat.; μ. τότε Thuc.
II.serving as a prep. c. gen. even to, as far as,
2.of Time, τέο μέχρις; i. e. τινός μέχρι χρόνου; Lat. quousque? how long? Il.; so, μέχρι οὗ; μέχρι ὅσου; Hdt.; with the Art., τὸ μ. ἐμεῦ up to my time, id=Hdt.
3.of Measure or Degree, μ. σοῦ δικαίου so far as consists with right, Thuc.; μ. τοῦ δυνατοῦ Plat.
4.with Numbers, up to, about, nearly, sometimes without altering the case of the Subst., μέχρι τριάκοντα ἔτη Aeschin. ionic, μέχρι οὗ is sometimes used like the simple μέχρι, μέχρι οὗ ὀκτὼ πύργων Hdt. a Conjunct. so long as, until, μέχρι μὲν ὥρεον, with δέ in apodosi, id=Hdt.; μ. σκότος ἐγένετο Xen.
2.μέχρι ἄν foll. by the subj., id=Xen.; so without ἄν, μ. τοῦτο ἴδωμεν Hdt.

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