colui

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin (ec)cu(m) *illūi, from Latin illī, dative singular of ille. Compare French celui.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koˈlui/
  • Hyphenation: co‧lùi

Pronoun[edit]

colui m (feminine colei, plural coloro, demonstrative)

  1. (literary, used to indicate a person far from both the speaker and the listener) he, him; that man
    • 1998, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale[1], page 85:
      Dopo tutto, Colui-Che-Non-Deve-Essere-Nominato ha fatto grandi cose...terribili, è vero, ma grandi.
      After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things...terrible, yes, but great.
  2. (literary, archaic, belonging to a person far from both the speaker and the listener) his

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Almost always followed by a relative pronoun.
  • When used alone, the pronouns colui, colei, and coloro are often pejorative.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

coluī

  1. first-person singular perfect active indicative of colō