hic

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See also: 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.

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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
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press
  • hic” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.