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Ipse (W. Niemoeller: de pronominibus ‘ipse’ et ‘idem’ apud Plautum et Terentium. Halle, 1887) appears also in the form ipsus, a form appropriate to use with the Reflexive Pronoun, (see above, 1). This Pronoun often bears the colloquial meaning of ‘master,’ e.g. Issula ‘mistress’ in Cist. 450 “meae issula sua aedes egent” is Diminutive of that form which is so well known to us from Martial's pretty poem on the lapdog Issa ‘My Lady.’ On the comical Superlative ipsissumus, see above, III. 2
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