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From hīc. See also hūc.



hinc (not comparable)

  1. hence, from this place.
  2. henceforth.
  3. from this side, on this sideon that side, here
    Synonym: citrā
    Antonyms: ultrā, ultrō
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 4.40-43:
      Hinc Gaetūlae urbēs, genus īnsuperābile bellō,
      et Numidae īnfrēnī cingunt et inhospita Syrtīs;
      hinc dēserta sitī regiō, lātēque furentēs
      Barcaeī. [...].”
      On this side [are] the cities of the Gaetulians, a race unconquerable in war, and the Numidians [who ride] unbridled, as well as the forbidding [sandbanks of the] Syrtes surrounding [us]; on the other side lies a forsaken desert region, with its Barcaean people raging far and wide.”
      (Anna reminds Dido that Carthage is surrounded by both geographic and political dangers. For another Virgilian example of the correlative “hinc…hinc,” cf. Eclogues 1.54-57.)
  4. because of this, from this cause.
    Synonyms: , ideō
  5. next, afterwards

Related terms[edit]


  • hinc”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hinc”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hinc in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • hence these tears; there's the rub: hinc illae lacrimae (proverb.) (Ter. And. 1. 1. 99; Cael. 25. 61)
    • it follows from this that..: ex quo, unde, hinc efficitur ut
    • the conversation began in this way: hinc sermo ductus est

Middle Dutch[edit]



  1. first/third-person singular past indicative of hangen

Middle English[edit]



  1. Alternative form of inc