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Univerbation of the phrase ad hūc (till here, till now).



adhūc (not comparable)

  1. so far, thus far, hitherto, still, yet
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 6.173-174:
      piscis adhūc illī populō sine fraude natābat,
      ostreaque in conchīs tūta fuēre suīs.
      A fish still swam without deception from those people,
      and oysters were able to be safe in their own shells.
  2. to this place
    Antonym: illinc
    • 63 B.C.E., Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      Quam diū quisquam erit quī tē dēfendēre audeat, vīvēs, et vīvēs ita ut nunc vīvis, multīs meīs et firmīs praesidiīs obsessus nē commōvēre tē contrā rem pūblicam possīs. Multōrum tē etiam oculī et aurēs nōn sentientem, sīcut adhūc fēcērunt, speculābuntur atque custōdient.
      As long as one person exists who would dare to defend you, you will live; but you will live as you do now, surrounded by my many loyal guards so that you may not be able to act against the republic: and even though you will not perceive them, the eyes and ears of many will still observe and watch you, as they have hitherto done.
  3. again; furthermore; moreover; besides (used in scholastic debates to introduce an additional point in one's argument)
  4. even as, while still


  • Aragonese: agún
  • Spanish: aún
  • Catalan: àdhuc

See also[edit]


  • adhuc”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adhuc”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • adhuc in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • your crop is still green, i.e. you are still far from your ambition: adhuc tua messis in herba est (proverb.)
    • the case is still undecided: adhuc sub iudice lis est (Hor. A. P. 77)