EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

UK 16th century. Possibly borrowed from Yiddish אַ(a, indefinite article) + טומאה(tume, church (derogatory); forbidden; impure).

NounEdit

autem (plural autems)

  1. (obsolete, UK, thieves' cant) a church [16th–18th c.]

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

autem (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, UK, thieves' cant) Married.
    Synonyms: wed, wedded

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • [Francis Grose] (1788), “Autem”, in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 2nd edition, London: [] S. Hooper, [], OCLC 1179630700.
  • Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors (1889–1890), “autem”, in A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant [], volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: [] The Ballantyne Press, OCLC 882571771, pages 53–54.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, pages 79–80
  • Eric Partridge, The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang. Routledge, 1973. →ISBN.

CzechEdit

NounEdit

autem

  1. instrumental singular of auto

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Same source as aut.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

autem

  1. but
    Synonyms: at, ast, tamen, sed
  2. while, however
  3. moreover, and, also
  4. on the other hand, on the contrary, whereas
    • c. 200 BCE – 190 BCE, Plautus, Captivi :
      Aristophontes: Quid tu autem? Etiam huic credis?
      Hegio: Quid ego credam huic?
      Aristophontes: Insanum esse me?
      Aristophontes: How’s this? You, too? Do you actually believe him?
      Hegio: Believe him in what?
      Aristophontes: That I’m insane?

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • autem”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • autem”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • autem in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaw.tɛm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -awtɛm
  • Syllabification: au‧tem

NounEdit

autem

  1. instrumental singular of auto