nempe

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nam +‎ -pe. Same corroborating particle seen in quīppe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nempe (not comparable)

  1. indeed, truly
  2. no doubt, certainly, of course
  3. namely
  4. (figuratively, with irony) forsooth, to be sure

Usage notes[edit]

In addition to being used in statements and text, nempe is used in both questions and replies to clarify understanding.

References[edit]

  • nempe in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • nempe in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • nempe in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934