TranslingualEdit

Alternative formsEdit

SymbolEdit

ic

  1. (informal) A Roman numeral representing ninety-nine (99).

See alsoEdit


K'iche'Edit

NounEdit

ic

  1. (Classical K'iche') chile

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch ik, from Proto-Germanic *ek. The accusative and dative are Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *miz, originally only the dative form.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ic

  1. I

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: ik
    • Afrikaans: ek

Further readingEdit

  • ic”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “ic”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

ic

  1. Alternative form of I

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ek, *ik, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian ik, Old Saxon ik, Old Dutch ik (Dutch ik), Old High German ih (German ich), Old Norse ek (Swedish jag), Gothic 𐌹𐌺 (ik). The Indo-European root, in various forms, is also the source of Sanskrit अहम् (ahám), Latin egō (French je, Spanish yo, Italian io etc.), Ancient Greek ἐγώ (egṓ), Lithuanian , Latvian es, Avestan 𐬀𐬰𐬆𐬨(azəm), Old Church Slavonic азъ (azŭ) (Russian я (ja), Bulgarian аз (az)), Old Armenian ես (es). For declined derivations, see under , etc.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

  1. I
    lufiġe þē.
    I love you.
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, John 6:20
      hit eom. Ne ondrǣdaþ ēow.
      It's me [literally I am it]. Don't be afraid.
    • The Life of Saint Margaret
      nylle nān word mā of þīnum mūðe ġehīeran.
      I don't want to hear one more word out of your mouth.

Usage notesEdit

In modern English, object pronouns are often used as subjects in a wide variety of circumstances ("Me and her are friends", "you're as big as me"). In Old English only subject pronouns were used as subjects (except with a small class of verbs such as līcian, mǣtan, and twēoġan, which took dative or accusative subjects with nouns and pronouns alike). Thus "me and her are friends" was and hēo sind frīend, literally "I and she are friends." Other examples: Þū eart swā miċel swā ! ("You're as big as me!", lit. "as I"), Ġē dōþ simle swelċe ġē beteran sīen þonne ("You guys always act like you're better than me", lit. "I"), Is þæt lā? ("Is that him?", lit. "he"), hit eom ("It's me", lit. "I it am").

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ek, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂. Compare Old Frisian ik, Old English , Old Dutch ik, Old High German ih, Old Norse ek, Gothic 𐌹𐌺 (ik).

PronounEdit

ic

  1. Alternative spelling of ik

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Low German: ik

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Hungarian ék.

NounEdit

ic n (plural icuri)

  1. wedge