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intrā , adv. and prep. contr. from intĕrā; sc. parte,
I.on the inside, within (class. only as a prep.).
I. Adv. (post-Aug.).
B. Esp.
1. Of the interior of countries: intra vix jam homines magisque semiferi, Mela, 1, 4, 4.—
2. Of the interior of a building: “pro rostris aurata aedes ... intraque lectus eburneus,Suet. Caes. 84: “intra forisque,Petr. 22.—
3. Of the Mediterranean Sea, Mela, prooem. 2: “abunde orbe terrae extra intra indicato (opp. extra, of the ocean),Plin. 6, 32, 38, § 205 fin.
C. Inwardly, towards the inside (rare): binos interim digitos distinguimus ... paulum tamen inferioribus intra spectantibus, Quint. 11, 3, 98.—
II. Prep. with acc. (placed after its noun: “praeturam intra,Tac. A. 3, 75, and: “lucem intra,id. ib. 4, 48), within.
A. Lit., of place: “intra navim,Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 75: “intra parietes meos,Cic. Att. 3, 10: “carceres stare,Auct. Her. 4, 3: jactum teli, within a javelin's throw, Verg. A. 11, 608: “montem Taurum,Cic. Sest. 27: “locus intra oceanum jam, nullus est, quo non, etc.,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 89: “Apenninum,Liv. 5, 35: “ea intra se consumunt Arabes,consume among themselves, in their own country, Plin. 12, 21, 45, § 99: Sy. Devoravi nomen inprudens modo. Ch. Non placet qui amicos intra dentis conclusos habet, behind, Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 64; cf.: “inter dentis,id. ib. 4, 2, 80 Brix.—
B. Transf.
2. Of time, within, during, in the course of, in less than: “intra viginti dies,Plaut. Curc. 3, 77: “qui intra annos quatuordecim tectum non subiissent,Caes. B. G. 1, 36: “quae intra decem annos facta sunt,Cic. Verr. 1, 13, 37 (dub.; “B. and K. inter): intra paucos dies,Liv. 23, 41; Suet. Caes. 8: “intra breve tempus,id. Tib. 51; id. Claud. 38: “juventam,in youth, Tac. A. 2, 71. — With quam ( = postquam): “intra decimum diem quam Pheras venerat,” i. e. before the lapse of ten days after his arrival, Liv. 36, 10, 1; 43, 9, 2; Quint. 1, 12, 9; Suet. Caes. 35 al.
C. Trop.
1. Under, below, i. e. less than, fewer than, within the limits of: “intra centum,Liv. 1, 43: “epulari intra legem,” i. e. less expensively than the law allows, Cic. Fam. 9, 26, 9: “intra modum,id. ib. 4, 4, 14: “intra verba desipere,to betray insanity in words only, Cels. 3, 18: “intra verba peccare,to transgress in words only, Curt. 7, 1, 25: “intra gloriam fuit facinus,” i. e. was not inglorious, Flor. 1, 3: “intra silentium se tenere,to keep silence, Plin. Ep. 4, 16: “intra famam sunt scripta,beneath his reputation, Quint. 11, 3, 8: “intra fortunam,Prop. 4, 8, 2.—
2. With acc. of pron., within or among.
(α). Intra se, inwardly, to one's self: “meditantes intra semet,Plin. 10, 42, 59, § 118: “intra se dicere,Quint. 10, 7, 25: “intra se componere,id. 11, 3, 2.—
(β). Secretly: “intra vos futura,shall remain among yourselves, be kept secret, Plin. Ep. 3, 10, 4.
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