Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *eno (that one), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁enos (that), the same source of nam, (truly), Ancient Greek νή (nḗ), ναί (naí).

Pronunciation edit

Conjunction edit

enim (usually postpositive)

  1. truly, verily, really, indeed
    Id enim ferendum esse negat.
    It was truly not to be endured.
  2. yes
  3. for, because
    Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.
    Kill them, for the Lord knows those that are His own.
  4. so

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • ĕnim”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • enim”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • enim in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ĕnim in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 589.
  • enim” on pages 607–608 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976) “enim”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: E. J. Brill, page 375/1

Turkish edit

Noun edit


  1. first-person singular possessive of en

Usage notes edit

  • When this word is pronounced, the stress is on the last syllable: enim. (The pronunciation with stress on the penultimate syllable, enim, means "I am [a(n)/the] width.")