enim

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁enos (that), the same source of nam, (truly), Ancient Greek νή (nḗ), ναί (naí).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

First word or word phrase in sentence + enim (postpositive)

  1. truly
  2. for
  3. so
  4. because

References[edit]

  • ĕnim in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • enim in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “enim”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ĕnim” on page 589 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • enim” on pages 607–608 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “enim”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 375/1

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

enim

  1. first-person singular possessive of en

Usage notes[edit]

  • When this word is pronounced, the stress is on the last syllable: enim. (The pronunciation with stress on the penultimate syllable, enim, means "I am [a(n)/the] width.")