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Comparative of prope, as prope +‎ -ius.



  1. comparative degree of prope (nearly, more nearly, nearer, closer, almost)
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 1.526:
      “Parce piō generī, et propius rēs aspice nostrās.”
      “Spare a pious race, and look more closely at our plight.”

Related terms[edit]


  • Franco-Provençal: procho
  • Old French: proche


  • propius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • propius”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • propius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be not far away: prope (propius, proxime) abesse
    • to advance nearer to the city: propius accedere ad urbem or urbem
    • to approach the gods: propius ad deos accedere (Mil. 22. 59)