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Lewis : mox

mox, mox, adv. etym. dub.; cf. Sanscr. mankshu, ready, soon, soon, anon, directly, presently; mostly of the future (class.). Lit. In gen.: mox ivero, Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 91: mox ego huc revertor, Ter. And. 3, 2, 4: jussit mihi nuntiari, mox se venturum, Cic. Att. 10, 4, 8: mox tamen ardentīs accingar dicere pugnas Caesaris, Verg. G. 3, 46; Cic. Div. 1, 23, 47.—With quam: exspectant ... quam mox emittat currus, Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 48, 107 (Ann. v. 89 Vahl.); so, exspecto quam mox utatur, Cic. Rosc. Com. 1, 1: quid exspectas quam mox ego dicam, etc., id. ib. 15, 44: expectabant quam mox comitia edicerentur, Liv. 3, 37, 5; cf.: provisam quam mox vir meus redeat domum, Plaut. Men. 5, 1, 4 Brix ad loc.: quam mox coctum est prandium? how soon, Plaut. Rud. 2, 3, 12: mox ubi, as soon as, Liv. 3, 52: mox ut, as soon as: mox ut caluere pugnā, Flor. 2, 4, 2: mox quam, as soon as (post-class.), Dig. 7, 4, 13.

In partic. Soon afterwards, thereupon, afterwards, then, in the next place: nam extemplo fusi, fugati: mox intra vallum compulsi: postremo exuuntur castris, Liv. 40, 48, 6: primum ... deinde ... mox ... post ... Tac. A. 11, 22; Quint. 10, 6, 3.

Of a longer time, afterwards, at a later period (post - Aug. for post, postea): a quo mox principe Nero adoptatus est, Suet. Ner. 6; id. Aug. 47: ante hoc domūs pars videntur, mox reipublicae, Tac. G. 13: paulo mox, Plin. 21, 2, 3, § 5 al.: paucis mox horis, id. 18, 35, 78, § 341.

Transf., in the next place, then. Of place and situation: ultra eos Dochi, deinde Gymnetes, mox Anderae, Plin. 6, 30, 35, § 190; cf.: pars equitum ... mox prima legio, Tac. A. 1, 51.

Of value, esteem: post amylum Chium maxime laudatur Creticum, mox Aegyptium, then, Plin. 18, 7, 17, § 77: tenuissimum camelis, mox equis, id. 11, 41, 96, § 237.