hic

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See also: hić, hiç, and ніс

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

onomatopoeia

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

hic

  1. An approximation to the sound of a hiccup, used e.g. to indicate drunkenness.
    "This wine - hic! - tasted good."

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīcus. Compare Spanish higo.

Noun[edit]

hic m ‎(plural hits)

  1. fig (tree)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hic est quæstio (here is the question).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hic m ‎(uncountable)

  1. snag, hitch, catch, kink, problem
    Voilà le hic. — Here's the problem.

Interjection[edit]

hic

  1. hic! (indicating a hiccup)
    Ce vin, hic ! sent bon.
    This wine—hic!—tastes good.

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Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hic

  1. here

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰi-ḱe ‎(this, here), from *ǵʰi-, *ǵʰo-, *ǵʰeh₂- ‎(particle) + *ḱe- ‎(here). First element cognate with Ancient Greek γε ‎(ge, intensifying particle), Czech že ‎(that, conjunction); Second element cognate with Latin cis ‎(on this side), ce-dō, Ancient Greek ἐ-κε-ῖνος ‎(e-ke-înos, that), Old Irish ‎(here), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌼𐌼𐌰 ‎(himma, to this). More at he, here.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hic m ‎(demonstrative), haec f, hoc n

  1. This, these, used to refer to (a) person(s) or thing(s) close to the speaker.
    Mitte hunc mea gratia.
    Let him alone for my sake.
    Si versus horum duorum poetarum neglegetis, magna parte litterarum carebitis.
    If you neglect the verses of these two poets, you will miss a great part of literature.
    Hanc rem publicam salvam esse volumus.
    We wish this republic to be safe.
    • c. 4 BCE – 65 CE, Seneca the Younger, De brevitate vitae 15
      Horum te mori nemo coget, omnes docebunt; horum nemo annos tuos conteret, suos tibi contribuet; nullius ex his sermo periculosus erit, nullius amicitia capitalis, nullius sumptuosa obseruatio.
      No one of these will force you to die, but all will teach you how to die; no one of these will wear out your years, but each will add his own years to yours; conversations with no one of these will bring you peril, the friendship of none will endanger your life, the courting of none will tax your purse.
Declension[edit]

First/second declension, with genitive singular ending in "-ius" and dative singular ending in "-ic".

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative hic haec hoc hae haec
genitive huius, hujus hōrum hārum hōrum
dative huic hīs
accusative hunc hanc hoc hōs hās haec
ablative hōc hāc hōc hīs
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Etymology 2[edit]

From older heic, adverb from hic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hīc (not comparable)

  1. here
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References[edit]

  • hic in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hic in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hic in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the visible world: haec omnia, quae videmus
    • the territory of this race extends as far as the Rhine: haec gens pertinet usque ad Rhenum
    • the present day: haec tempora, nostra haec aetas, memoria
    • (ambiguous) in our time; in our days: his temporibus, nostra (hac) aetate, nostra memoria, his (not nostris) diebus
    • according to the present custom, fashion: his moribus
    • twenty years ago: abhinc (ante) viginti annos or viginti his annis
    • those to whom we owe our being: ei, propter quos hanc lucem aspeximus
    • our contemporaries; men of our time: homines huius aetatis, nostrae memoriae
    • here lies..: hic situs est...
    • that is the way of the world; such is life: haec est rerum humanarum condicio
    • the case is exactly similar (entirely different): eadem (longe alia) est huius rei ratio
    • what will be the issue, end, consequence of the matter: quorsum haec res cadet or evadet?
    • what am I to do with this fellow: quid huic homini (also hoc homine) faciam?
    • these things have the same origin: haec ex eodem fonte fluunt, manant
    • the decision of the question rests with you: penes te arbitrium huius rei est
    • I console myself with..: haec (illa) res me consolatur
    • an idea strikes me: haec cogitatio subit animum
    • this is more plausible than true: haec speciosiora quam veriora sunt
    • a proof of this is that..: argumento huic rei est, quod
    • the history of our own times; contemporary history: memoria huius aetatis (horum temporum)
    • to answer to this effect: respondere in hanc sententiam
    • I said it in jest: haec iocatus sum, per iocum dixi
    • what follows has been translated into Latin from Plato's Phaedo: ex Platonis Phaedone haec in latinum conversa sunt
    • to translate freely: his fere verbis, hoc fere modo convertere, transferre
    • these are mere empty phrases: haec verba sunt (Ter. Phorm. 3. 2. 32)
    • we have no expression for that: huic rei deest apud nos vocabulum
    • what is the meaning, the original sense of this word: quid significat, sonat haec vox?
    • what is the meaning, the original sense of this word: quae est vis huius verbi?
    • what is the meaning, the original sense of this word: quae notio or sententia subiecta est huic voci?
    • this word ends in a long syllable: haec vox longa syllaba terminatur, in longam syllabam cadit, exit
    • the book treats of friendship: hic liber est de amicitia (not agit) or hoc libro agitur de am.
    • Cicero says this somewhere: Cicero loco quodam haec dicit
    • the terms, contents of the letter are as follows: litterae in hanc sententiam or his verbis scriptae sunt
    • this fable teaches us (without nos): haec fabula docet
    • credit is going down: fides (vid. sect. IX. 10, note fides has six...) concidit
    • to ordain as punishment that..: hanc poenam constituere in aliquem, ut...
    • on these terms: his condicionibus
    • this I have to say: haec habeo dicere or habeo quae dicam
    • he spoke (very much) as follows: haec (fere) dixit
    • the tenor of his speech was this..: hanc in sententiam dixit
    • this is not the place to..: non est huius loci c. Inf.
    • this is not the place to..: non est hic locus, ut...
    • so much for this subject...; enough has been said on..: atque or sed haec (quidem) hactenus
    • so much for this subject...; enough has been said on..: atque haec quidem de...
    • this much he said: haec (quidem) ille
    • this is very much what Cicero said: haec Ciceronis fere
    • this passage is obscure: hic (ille) locus obscurus est
    • what do you mean: quorsum haec (dicis)?
    • (ambiguous) in our time; in our days: his temporibus, nostra (hac) aetate, nostra memoria, his (not nostris) diebus
    • (ambiguous) to enjoy the privilege of living; to be alive: vita or hac luce frui
    • (ambiguous) (great) advantage accrues to me from this: fructus ex hac re redundant in or ad me
    • (ambiguous) I think that..: in hac sum sententia, ut...putem
    • (ambiguous) all agree on this point: omnes (uno ore) in hac re consentiunt
    • (ambiguous) when corn is as dear as it is: hac annona (Plaut. Trin. 2. 4. 83)
    • (ambiguous) I have a few words to say on this: mihi quaedam dicenda sunt de hac re
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press