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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar


216. A phrase or short sentence has sometimes grown together into an adverb (cf. notwithstanding , nevertheless , besides):—

postmodo, presently (a short time after).

dēnuō (for dē novō), anew.

vidēlicet (for vidē licet), to wit (see, you may).

nihilōminus, nevertheless (by nothing the less).

Note— Other examples are: anteā, old antideā, before (ante eā, probably ablative or instrumental); īlicō (in locō), on the spot, immediately; prōrsus, absolutely (prō vorsus, straight ahead); rūrsus (re-vorsus), again; quotannīs, yearly (quot annīs, as many years as there are); quam-ob-rem, wherefore; cōminus, hand to hand (con manus); ēminus, at long range (ex manus); nīmīrum, without doubt (nī mīrum); ob-viam (as in īre obviam, to go to meet); prīdem (cf. prae and -dem in i-dem), for some time; forsan (fors an), perhaps (it's a chance whether); forsitan (fors sit an), perhaps (it would be a chance whether); scīlicet (†scī, licet), that is to say (know, you may; cf. ī-licet, you may go ); āctūtum (āctū, on the act, and tum, then).

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