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tam diū or tam-diū (not tandiū), adv.

I.I. Of a definite time, so long, for so long a time.— Followed by quam diu (both clauses take the same tense; and if in past time, the perf indic.): ego tam diu requiesco quam diu ad te scribo: manebit ergo amicitia tam diu, quam diu sequetur utilitas. —Followed by quam: (Hortensius) vixit tam diu, quam licuit in civitate bene beateque vivere.— Followed by dum: Claudius usus est hoc Cupidine tam diu, dum forum dis inmortalibus habuit ornatum, only so long.—Followed by quoad: tam diu autem velle debebis quoad te non paenitebit.—Followed by ut: (Antiochus) didicit apud Philonem tam diu, ut constaret diutius didicisse neminem. —
II.II. So long, so very long: ubi te oblectasti tam diu? T.: abs te tam diu nihil litterarum?: ducenti ferme et decem anni conliguntur: tam diu Germania vincitur, all this time, Ta.

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