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From +‎ -dem.


eōdem (not comparable)

  1. to the same (place, person, thing)
    • 45 BCE, Cicero, De finibus bonorum et malorum 2.102:
      Idemne potest esse dies saepius, qui semel fuit? Certe non potest. An eiusdem modi? Ne id quidem, nisi multa annorum intercesserint milia, ut omnium siderum eodem, unde profecta sint, fiat ad unum tempus reversio.
      Can a day again be, which already was? It assuredly cannot. Or even a similar day? Not even that can be, unless many thousands of years have passed, so that all the stars simultaneously return to the place whence they have moved.

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  1. ablative masculine/neuter singular of īdem


  • eodem”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • eodem”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • eodem in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • these things have the same origin: haec ex eodem fonte fluunt, manant
    • to use the same simile, illustration: ut in eodem simili verser