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1900 Excerpt: ...that (time)," giving the secondary meanings
"while, " as long as," and "until." The original meaning is shown
in Plautus' Trinummus 1, 2, 109: circumspice dum te--"look around
you awhile," and in Catullus, 62,45: Sic virgo dum intacta manet,
dum cara suis est--"So the maiden, the while she remains unwedded,
then is dear to her people." As dum in its original demonstrative
function occurred only in parataxis, the examples of it as a
demonstrative are not common, tho by no means rare. The intensive
use of dum, so common in comedy, shows a trace of this
demonstrative origin, as in the example quoted above from Plautus.
Other examples show less temporal force, as Rudens, 3, 5, 5, et
seq. tange dum.... age dum.... jube dum. The next step in the
development is a construction almost on the dividing line between
parataxis and hypotaxis, the use of dum.... dum in the sense of
alias.... alias, Mercator, 2, 3, 14: Dum servi meiperplacet mihi
consilium, dum rursum haudplacet. Closely allied to this
construction is the use of dum correlating with turn, True. 2, 1,
33: Dumhabeat, turn atnet. In the last two examples we see the
transition from parataxis to hypotaxis--from the substantive use to
the conjunctive use of dum--from the meaning "awhile" or "the
while" to simply "while." The last sentence quoted might be
rendered in parataxis as dum habeat; turn amet. "He will (is to)
have something a while; then (so long) let him love." The extreme
hypotactic form would be amet dum habeat. We find, furthermore,
that dum denoted, as many other words do, both location and
extension, i. e., both "in that time" and "during that time"--the
latter probably developed from the ...
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