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nūper, adv. [for novum-per; cf. semper], newly, lately, recently, not long ago.

I. Lit.: quamquam haec inter nos nuper notitia admodumst, Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 1 Flect. Ussing. (al. nupera): nuper, et quid dico nuper? immo vero modo, ac plane paulo ante vidimus, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 3, 6; Verg. E. 2, 25; 3, 2; 99; 5, 14 al.: de quo sum nuper tecum locutus, Cic. Att. 14, 7, 2; 13, 29: is, qui nuper Romae fuit, id. de Or 1, 19, 85: fac, quod fecisti nuper in curiā, id. Lig. 12, 37; id. Div. in Caecil. 20, 64: miseraeque nuper virgines nuptae, Hor. C. 2, 8, 22.—Followed by cum, Cic. de Or. 3, 61, 229; Liv. 28, 42, 14.—Sup.: ab eo quod ille nuperrime dixerit, Cic. Inv. 1, 17, 24: quoniam nuperrime dictum facillime memoriae mandatur, Auct. Her. 3, 10, 18.—

2. Esp.: nunc nuper, a little while ago, just now, Plaut. Truc. 2, 4, 45; Ter. Eun. prooem. 9; Symm. Ep. 2, 3; App. M. 9, 16, p. 224.—

II. Transf., recently, in modern times: neque ante philosophiam patefactam, quae nuper inventa est, Cic. Div. 1, 39, 86: quid ea. quae nuper, id est paucis ante saeculis, reperta sunt, id. N. D. 2, 50, 126; Liv. 4, 30, 14; of a time three years back, Cic. Sull. 32, 89; four years back, Caes. B. G. 1, 6.—

B. Formerly, once: vixi puellis nuper idoneus ... Nunc, etc., Hor. C. 3, 26, 1: heros regali conspectus in auro, id. A. P. 227.