hactenus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hāc (on this side) +‎ tenus (unto”, “as far as)

Adverb[edit]

hāctenus (not comparable)

  1. thus far, as far as this.
  2. to this point (but no further).
  3. (figuratively) thus far, hitherto, to this moment.
  4. (figuratively) to this extent, so far
  5. so much for.

References[edit]

  • hactenus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hactenus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hactenus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • so much for this subject...; enough has been said on..: atque or sed haec (quidem) hactenus