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hac-tĕnus (a strengthened archaic form, hacĕtĕnus , acc. to Mar. Victor. p. 2457 P.—Separated
I.per tmesin, Verg. A. 5, 603; 6, 62; Ov. M. 5, 642), adv. hic- tenus; lit., as far as to this side; hence, to indicate a limit, so far, thus far (cf. hucusque).
I. In space.
A. Lit. (very rare), to this place, thus far: “hactenus summus inaurato crater erat asper acantho,Ov. M. 13, 700: “hactenus dominum est illa secuta suum,id. Tr. 1, 10, 22; id. Am. 2, 11, 16; cf.: “hactenus in occidentem Germaniam novimus,Tac. G. 35 init.: “hac Trojana tenus fuerit fortuna secuta,Verg. A. 6, 62.—Far more freq. and class. (esp. freq. in Cic.),
b. In this sense usually ellipt., esp. as a formula of transition: “sed, si placet, in hunc diem hactenus: reliqua differamus in crastinum,thus far for to-day, Cic. Rep. 2, 44, 4 fin.: ergo haec quoque hactenus: “redeo ad urbana,id. Att. 5, 13, 2: sed haec hactenus: nunc, etc., so much for this (very freq.), id. Div. 2, 24, 53; id. Lael. 15, 55; id. Att. 13, 21, 4; Quint. 4, 2, 30 et saep.: “haec hactenus,Cic. Att. 16, 6, 2: “sed de hoc loco plura in aliis: nunc hactenus,id. Div. 2, 36, 76: “hactenus haec,Hor. S. 1, 4, 63: “sed hactenus, praesertim, etc.,Cic. Att. 5, 13, 1; so, “sed hactenus,id. ib. 9, 7, 3; 13, 9, 1; 14, 17, 2; Plin. 36, 6, 5, § 46: “de litteris hactenus,Cic. Fam. 2, 1, 1; 3, 7, 3; 16, 24, 1; id. Att. 6, 2, 1 al.: “hactenus de soloecismo,Quint. 1, 5, 54: “hactenus ergo de studiis ... proximus liber, etc.,id. 1, 12, 19: “hactenus de poëtis,Lact. 1, 5, 15: “hactenus de mundo,Plin. 2, 38, 38, § 102; 15, 8, 8, § 34: “hactenus, et pariter vitam cum sanguine fudit,Ov. M. 2, 610: “hactenus et gemuit,id. ib. 10, 423: “hactenus: ut vivo subiit,id. F. 5, 661: “hactenus Aeacides,id. M. 12, 82; 14, 512.—
II. In time, to indicate a limit, up to this time, thus far, so long, till now, hitherto, no longer than this (poet. and post-Aug.): “hactenus quietae utrimque stationes fuere: postquam, etc.,Liv. 7, 26, 6: “hactenus pro libertate, mox de finibus pugnatum est,Flor. 1, 11, 5; Ov. M. 5, 250: “hac celebrata tenus sancto certamina patri,Verg. A. 5, 603; 11, 823: “dispecta est et Thule, quam hactenus nix et hiems abdebat,Tac. Agr. 10; id. A. 13, 47.—
III. In extent.
A. Absol., opp. to more, to this extent, so much, only so much, only (very rare, and not anteAug.): “Burrum sciscitanti hactenus respondisse: ego me bene habeo,Tac. A. 14, 51; “so ellipt.,Suet. Dom. 16.—Far more freq. and class.,
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