quidem

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quī (adverb) + -dem (demonstrative ending).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quidem (postpositive)

  1. indeed

Usage notes[edit]

  • Do not confuse quidem with quidam.
  • Sometimes emphasizes the word that comes before it.
  • e.g. Magister quidem verba deponentia coniugationis primae imperavit, sed haec sunt mihi enigma.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • quidem in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quidem in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quidem in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • according to my opinion: ut mihi quidem videtur
    • according to my opinion: mea (quidem) sententia
    • to be ignorant of even the elements of logic: dialecticis ne imbutum quidem esse
    • nominally; really: verbo, nomine; re, re quidem vera
    • to say not a syllable about a person: ne verbum (without unum) quidem de aliquo facere
    • 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
    • there is something in what you say; you are more or less right: est istuc quidem aliquid
    • no wonder: nec mirum, minime mirum (id quidem), quid mirum?
    • quite rightly: et recte (iure) quidem
    • quite rightly: recte, iure id quidem