Last modified on 26 July 2014, at 23:29
See also: sese' and se'se'



ses + -e



  1. sixthly




  1. the accusative of the reflexive pronoun meaning himself, herself, itself, themselves
    Potuit ipsa per sese.
    She was able to do it by herself.
    Regionibus officii sese continere.
    To contain himself within the bounds of duty.
    Non est apud sese.
    He is not well in his wits.
    Proripere sese.
    To drag himself quickly away.
    Foras simul omnes proruunt sese.
    They all go abroad together.
    Locutus est in concilio palam, sese, suosque exercitus et copias in dubium non devocaturum.
    He said openly in the council, that he would not bring himself and his armies and forces into danger.
    Obsecro te, quomodo sese ad hoc expediebat nodo.
    Tell me, if you can, how did he rid himself of this doubt?
  2. the ablative of the reflexive pronoun meaning by himself, by herself, by itself, by themselves
    Habet aliud magis ex sese, ac majus.
    There is somewhat else that more nearly concerns him.


Number Singular Plural
genitive suī suī
dative sibi sibi
accusative , sēsē , sēsē
ablative , sēsē , sēsē

Usage notesEdit

  • There is little distinction made between the accusative forms and sēsē as the two forms are being used indifferently except that sēsē is preferred where emphasis is intended (especially in reference to a preceding ipse, or at the beginning or the end of a clause).

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