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dudum

τύμβος, ὦ νυμφεῖον, ὦ κατασκαφής οἴκησις αἰείφρουρος, οἷ πορεύομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἐμαυτῆς -> Tomb, bridal chamber, eternal prison in the caverned rock, whither I go to find mine own.
Sophocles, Antigone, 883

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

dūdum:
I adv. temp. [diu-dum, it is some time since; cf. Don. Ter. And. 3, 4, 3; Prisc. p. 1018 P. Hence].
I A short time ago, a little while ago (in Plaut. and Ter. freq., and repeatedly in Cicero's philos. writings and letters, and in Vergil; elsewh., except in the compound jamdudum, very rare; not in Caes.; cf. also diu, pridem): quid ille revortitur, qui dudum properare se aibat, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 29; 1, 1, 231; 2, 1, 73; 3, 2, 35; id. Trin. 2, 4, 29 et saep.; Ter And. 3, 4, 12; id. Heaut. 3, 3, 34 et saep.; Cic. Tusc. 1, 31, 76; id. de Or. 2, 65, 262; id. Att. 11, 24; Verg. A. 5, 650; Stat. Th. 1, 670. —
   B Before, formerly.
   a Opp. nunc: nunc assentatrix scelesta est, dudum adversatrix erat, Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 100; id. Men. 5, 5, 33; 5, 1, 29: etiam si dudum fuerat ambiguom hoc mihi, nunc non est, Ter. Hec. 4, 4, 26 al.; id. And. 4, 1, 29; 5, 1, 5; id. Eun. 4, 4, 16; Cic. Brut. 36, 138; Verg. A. 2, 726; 12, 632.—
   b Opp. nunc demum, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 78; cf. id. Epid. 3, 4, 22; id. Mil. 2, 4, 52.—
   c Without such oppos. particles, Plaut. Epid. 5, 1, 54; id. Truc. 4, 3, 29; Ter. Ph. 2, 4, 19; Cic. Brut. 72, 252; Verg. A. 10, 599: quid tu me sic salutas, quasi dudum non videris, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 52 (dub. Ussing ad loc.).—
   C In Plaut. connected with ut or cum, to denote immediately past or present time, just as: nam ut dudum hinc abii, accessi ad adolescentes in foro, Plaut. Capt. 3, 1, 18; cf. id. Aul. 4, 8, 5; id. Bacch. 4, 9, 33: scilicet qui dudum tecum venit, cum pallam mihi Detulisti, just now, id. Men. 2, 3, 41; cf. ib. 5, 1, 1.—Less freq. without these conjunctions: is se ad portum dixerat Ire dudum, just now, Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 135, ed. Ritschl.—
II To designate a remoter past, only in two combinations.
   1    Haud dudum, not long ago, i. e. just now, = modo: To. E Persia ad me allatae modo sunt istae, a meo domino. Do. Quando? To. Haud dudum, Plaut. Pers. 4, 3, 29.—
   2    Quam dudum, how long: vide quam dudum hic asto et pulto! id. Stich. 2, 1, 38; Ter. And. 5, 2, 9; id. Eun. 4, 4, 30: Al. Qui non abiisti, ita ut dudum dixeras? Am. Dudum? Quam dudum istuc factum'st? Al. Temptas; jam dudum, modo, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 59.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

dūdum,¹¹ adv.,
1 il y a quelque temps que, depuis qque temps : Cic. Att. 4 5, 1 ; quamdudum... Cic. Att. 14, 12, 3, combien il y a de temps que... ; haud dudum Pl. Pers. 498, il n’y a pas longtemps || jam dudum, v. jamdudum
2 naguère, tout à l’heure, récemment : Cic. Br. 138 ; 252 ; Att. 11, 24, 1 ; Fin. 3, 52 ; Pl. Merc. 468, etc.; ut dudum hinc abii Pl. Capt. 478, quand tout à l’heure je suis parti d’ici.

Latin > German (Georges)

dūdum, Adv., I) (du zu duro, u. dum) eben heute, so eben, eben od. nicht lange erst, vor einer (kleinen) Weile, vor kurzem, vorhin, vorher, früher (s. Brix Plaut. trin. 430. Jahn Cic. Brut. 138), nam dudum vidi miserum, Plaut.: narro huic, quae tu d. narrasti mihi, Ter.: tantum abest, ut malum mors sit, quod tibi d. videbatur, ut etc., Cic.: sicuti d. (früher) patrem eius nascendi auctorem habuissent, Iustin. – nunc od. nunc demum... d., Plaut.: d.... nunc, Plaut.: ut d. od. d. ut, eben als, Plaut.: d.... ibi, Plaut.: d.... cum, Plaut.: cum... d., Boëth.: iam d., jetzt eben, sofort, sogleich, Verg., Ov. u.a.: u. so bl. dudum, sogleich, sofort, Apul. met. 6, 26. – II) (v. diu = lange u. dum) lange schon, lange, längst, a) quam dudum, wie lange, seit wann (s. Brix Plaut. trin. 608. Weise Plaut. Epid. 5, 1, 54. Spengel Ter. Andr. 850), quam dudum? D. Modo, Ter.: quam d. tu advenisti? Plaut.: vide quam d. hic asto et pulto, Plaut.: quam d. istuc aut ubi factum est? Plaut.: quam d. nihil habeo quod ad te scribam, wie lange ist's her, daß ich usw., Cic. – b) iam dudum, bereits lange, schon lange, iam d. depopulat macellum, Caecil. com. fr.: audivi Archilis iam d., Lesbiam adduci iubes, Ter.: quem iam d. Cotta et Sulpicius exspectat, Cic.: iam d. flebam, Ov.

Latin > English

dudum ADV :: little while ago; formerly; [tam dudum => long ago]