forsitan

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fors + sit + an

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Adverb[edit]

fōrsitan (not comparable)

  1. perhaps, perchance
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Tobit 3:19
      et aut ego indigna fui illis aut illi mihi forsitan digni non fuerunt quia forsitan viro alio conservasti me (And either I was unworthy of them, or they perhaps were not worthy of me: because perhaps thou hast kept me for another man,)

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References[edit]

  • forsitan in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • forsitan in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • forsitan” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)