mihi nomen est

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mihi (to me), the dative form of the personal pronoun ego (I) + nōmen (name) + est (it is), the third person singular active present indicative of sum (I am). Literally meaning "I have the name" or "for me the name is...".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmi.hi ˈnoː.men est/, [ˈmɪ.hɪ ˈnoː.mẽ ɛst]

Phrase[edit]

mihi nomen est (+ nominative)

  1. my name is
    • Laxdœla saga (the book at Google Books)
      Ille dixit: Thorolfus mihi nomen est.
      He said: Þorolfur is my name.

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