autem

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

UK 16th century. Possibly borrowed from Yiddish אַ(a, indefinite article) + טומאה(tume, church (derogatory); forbidden; impure).

Noun[edit]

autem (plural autems)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) a church [16th-18th c.]

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Adjective[edit]

autem (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Married.
    Synonyms: wed, wedded

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References[edit]

  • [Francis Grose] (1785) , “Autem”, in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 2nd edition, London: Printed for S. Hooper, [], OCLC 1179630700.
  • “autem” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, pages 53–54.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, pages 79–80
  • Eric Partridge, The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang. Routledge, 1973. →ISBN.

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

autem

  1. instrumental singular of auto

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same source as aut.

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Conjunction[edit]

autem

  1. but
  2. while, however
  3. moreover, and, also
  4. on the other hand, on the contrary, whereas
    • c. 200 BCE – 190 BCE, Plautus, Captivi :
      Aristophontes: Quid tu autem? Etiam huic credis?
      Hegio: Quid ego credam huic?
      Aristophontes: Insanum esse me?
      Aristophontes: How’s this? You, too? Do you actually believe him?
      Hegio: Believe him in what?
      Aristophontes: That I’m insane?

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

autem

  1. instrumental singular of auto