quidam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quīdam.

Noun[edit]

quidam (plural quidams)

  1. A nobody; a person of no importance. [from 16th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.12:
      A quidam gallant determined upon a time to surprise both my house and my selfe.

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quīdam m, quaedam f, quiddam n

  1. someone, a certain one/thing; something

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse with quidem.

Declension[edit]

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender M. F. N. MM. FF. NN.
Nominative quīdam quaedam quiddam quīdam quaedam quaedam
Genitive cuiusdam cuiusdam cuiusdam quōrundam quārundam quōrundam
Dative cuidam cuidam cuidam quibusdam quibusdam quibusdam
Accusative quendam quandam quiddam quōsdam quāsdam quaedam
Ablative quōdam quādam quōdam quibusdam quibusdam quibusdam

Adjective[edit]

quīdam m, quaedam f, quoddam n

  1. Certain (person or thing), some (person or thing).

Declension[edit]

Irregular.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender M. F. N. MM. FF. NN.
Nominative quīdam quaedam quoddam quīdam quaedam quaedam
Genitive cuiusdam cuiusdam cuiusdam quōrundam quārundam quōrundam
Dative cuidam cuidam cuidam quibusdam quibusdam quibusdam
Accusative quendam quandam quoddam quōsdam quāsdam quaedam
Ablative quōdam quādam quōdam quibusdam quibusdam quibusdam

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