costui

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From Vulgar Latin (ec)cu(m) *istūi for Latin istī, dative singular of iste.

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costui m (f costei, pl costoro, demonstrative)

  1. (literary, used to indicate a person close to the speaker) he, him; this man
    • 1911, Giovanni Diodatti, Il Nuovo Testamento del Nostro Signore e Salvatore Gesù Cristo[1], San Giovanni 7:25, page 247:
      Non è costui quel ch'essi cercan di uccidere?
      Isn't this the man they are trying to kill?

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