optime

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin optimē (very well), in the phrase optime disputasti ‘you have disputed very well’ (formerly used in reporting results at Cambridge).

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Noun[edit]

optime (plural optimes)

  1. (at Cambridge University) A student who graduates with second class ("senior optime") or third class ("junior optime") honours in Mathematics, or (loosely) in any other subject.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin optimus (great).

Adjective[edit]

optime (plural optimes)

  1. (obsolete, rare) great, optimum

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Interlingua[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

optime

  1. (superlative degree of bon) best

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Superlative of bene; from optimus (very good) +‎ .

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optimē (not comparable)

  1. very well; excellently
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of optimus (very good).

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Adjective[edit]

optime

  1. vocative masculine singular of optimus

References[edit]

  • optime in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • optime in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • optime” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to deserve well at some one's hands; to do a service to..: bene, praeclare (melius, optime) mereri de aliquo
    • (ambiguous) my dear father: pater optime or carissime, mi pater (vid. sect. XII. 10)
    • (ambiguous) to hope well of a person: bene, optime (meliora) sperare de aliquo (Nep. Milt. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) to have the good of the state at heart: bene, optime sentire de re publica

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

opt +‎ -ime; compare Aromanian uptimi.

Noun[edit]

optime f (plural optimi)

  1. an eighth (one of eight equal parts of a whole)

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Verb[edit]

optime

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of optimar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of optimar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of optimar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of optimar.