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eum & eam - just a little history please.

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eum & eam - just a little history please.

Postby dlb » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:16 am

I am looking for the root of 'eam' & 'eum' which I have run across in my reading. I have figured out the meaning of the words but I can't find where they come from or anything aout them. Any info would be much appreciated.
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Re: eum & eam - just a little history please.

Postby spiphany » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:43 am

They're forms of the demonstrative is, ea, id. Is this what you were looking for? Or did you want more specific information on the history/formation of the word? In any case, you'll find it easier if you search using the lemma (the dictionary form).
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
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Re: eum & eam - just a little history please.

Postby dlb » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:48 pm

spiphany wrote:They're forms of the demonstrative is, ea, id. Is this what you were looking for?

Thanks for the reply. All I need is a starting point but that previously escaped me, until now.
Thanks again for your input.
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Observito Quam Educatio Melius Est.
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