Definition of longinquus
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LNS
longinquus, longinqua, longinquum
longus
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. long, extensive
  2. Far removed, far off, remote, distant
  3. Living far off, foreign, strange
  4. long, of long duration or continuance, prolonged, lasting, continued, tedious
  5. Long deferred, distant
  6. Old, ancient
Abbreviations
longinquus, a, um, adj. longus, long, extensive. Lit., in space. In gen. (rare): linea, Plin. 9, 17, 26, § 59: aequora, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 363: amnes, Tac. A. 1, 9.

— In partic. Far removed, far off, remote, distant (class.): nos longinqui et a te ipso missi in ultimas gentes, Cic. Fam. 15, 9, 1: ex locis tam longinquis, id. Imp. Pomp. 16, 47: ab extero hoste atque longinquo, id. Cat. 2, 13, 29: longinqua Lacedaemon, id. Att. 15, 9, 1: nationes, Caes. B. G. 7, 77: cura, respecting things that are far off, Liv. 22, 23: longinquiores loci, Caes. B. G. 4, 27: vulnera, i. e. e longinquo accepta, Luc. 3, 568.

—In neutr. absol.: ex (e) longinquo, from afar, from a distance: e longinquo intueri, Plin. 35, 10, 36, § 97; Tac. A. 1, 47; Sen. Ep. 22.

—Plur.: longinqua imperii adire, the remote parts, Tac. A. 3, 34.

— Living far off, foreign, strange: homo longinquus et alienigena, Cic. Deiot. 3, 10: Clodius aequaliter in longinquos, in propinquos, in alienos, in suos irruebat, id. Mil. 28, 76: piscis, Ov. Ib. 150.

— Transf., of time. In gen., long, of long duration or continuance, prolonged, lasting, continued, tedious (class.; cf.: diutinus, diuturnus): vita, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 136: adfert vetustas omnibus in rebus longinqua observatione incredibilem scientiam, Cic. Div. 1, 49, 109: dolores, id. Fin. 2, 29, 94: oppugnatio, Caes. B. C. 3, 80: consuetudo, id. B. G. 1, 47: militia, Liv. 4, 18.

—Comp.: longinquiore tempore bellum confecturum, Nep. Them. 4, 3.

— In partic. Long deferred, distant (rare): cum spe perrumpendi periculi, vel in longinquum tempus differendi, Cic. Part. Or. 32, 112: cum ... aut tempore longinqua aut praeceps periculo victoria esset, Liv. 9, 24, 2: spes longinqua et sera, Tac. A. 13, 37.

—* Old, ancient: monumenta, Plin. 13, 12, 26, § 83.

— Remote, far-fetched: sunt et durae (translationes), id est a longinqua similitudine ductae, ut "capitis nives," etc., Quint. 8, 6, 17.

—Hence, adv., in three forms: lon-ginquē, longinquō, and longin-quom (only ante- and post - class.). A long way off, far away: longinque ab domo bellum gerentes, Enn. ap. Non. 515, 14 (Trag. v. 103, Vahl.).

— In time, long, a long while: odiosast oratio, quom rem agas, longinquom loqui, Plaut. Merc. 3, 4, 25: servus longinquo absens, Dig. 30, 3; so ib. 3, 3, 44.

—Comp.: longinquius diutiusque adesse, Gell. 1, 22, 12.

— After a long interval: historiam scripsere Pictor incondite, Sisenna longinque, Fronto Ep. ad Ver. 1 Mai.
 
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