tial

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Esperanto ti- (demonstrative correlative prefix) + -al (correlative suffix of reason)

Conjunction[edit]

tial

  1. for that reason (demonstrative correlative of reason)
    Mi pensas, tial mi estas. —Renato Kartezio
    I think, therefore I am. —René Descartes

Usage notes[edit]

When combined with ĉi, the adverbial particle of proximity, tial ĉi means "for this reason".

Derived terms[edit]