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ĕquĭdem , adv. comp. of the interj. ĕ and quidem enclit.; cf. edepol, a demonstrative corroborative particle,
I.verily, truly, indeed, at all events, = certe, revera, etc. (freq. and class.).
I. In gen.
A. Without other particles.
1. With 1. pers. in affirming a fact concerning one's self, or confirming a previous remark; “equidem Sosia Amphitruonis sum,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 255; 2, 1, 26; 32: i in malam rem. Mi. Ibi sum equidem, id. Poen. 1, 2, 82: “nihil inquit, equidem novi,Cic. Div. 1, 6, 11: “equidem et ante hoc tempus te dilexi,id. Fam. 11, 29, 2: “equidem etiam illud mihi animum advertisse videor,id. ib. 15, 4, 14; cf. Caes. ap. Gell. 13, 3, 5 al.: “id equidem ego certo scio,Plaut. Bacch. 3, 3, 33; “so with ego,Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 19; Cic. Mil. 2, 5, acc. to Serv. Verg. A. 1, 576; Sall. C. 51, 15; id. J. 10, 6 Kritz.; id. ib. 85, 26.—
2. With the 1. pers. plur.: equidem, ere, nos jam dudum hic te apsentem incusamus, Ter. Phorm. 3, 1, 7; so Sall. C. 52, 11 (but not in Cicero, Horace, Vergil, or Quintilian; v. Rib. Lat. Part. p. 37; Madv. ad Cic. Fin. 3, 2, 9).—
3. With the 2. and 3. perss. sing. (perh. not in Plaut.; v. Ritschl, prol. ad Trin. p. 76 sq.; corrected, quidem, Stich. 2, 2, 5; 4, 1, 48; Mil. 3, 1, 55 Fleck.; “Men. 2, 2, 35 Brix, etc. But quando equidem nec tibi bene esse pote pati, etc., Trin. 2, 2, 71 Ritschl2: atque equidem ipsus ultro venit,ib. 3, 1, 10 Ritschl2; cf. Rib. Lat. Part. p. 41): “scitis equidem milites, etc.,Sall. C. 58, 4; cf. Tac. Or. 27; Varr. R. R. 1, 5, 1: “vanum equidem hoc consilium est,Sall. C. 52, 16.—
II. In partic.
A. Certainly, by all means, of course, to be sure, in a concessive sense. Pi. Sine. Ba. Sino equidem, si lubet, Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 66; id. Men. 2, 3, 18. Q. Sed perge cetera. M. Pergam equidem, Cic. Leg. 2, 27, 69.— So with sed, verum, tamen, etc.: “dixi equidem, sed, etc.,Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 59: “sic ego nolim equidem apud rusticos, sed multo minus apud vos,Cic. de Or. 2, 6 fin.; cf. Liv. 3, 68: “quibus epistolis sum equidem abs te lacessitus ad scribendum, sed, etc.,Cic. Att. 1, 13 al.; cf. “with foll. verum,Plaut. Merc. 2, 1, 40 (with ego); Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 34; Cic. Fam. 16, 16; “with verumtamen,id. ib. 12, 30, 3; “with tamen,Liv. 4, 3; Plin. Pan. 31; “with sed tamen,Cic. de Sen. 10, 32; id. Fam. 9, 13, 4; 11, 14, 2; id. Q. Fr. 3, 5, 4; Hor. S. 2, 1, 79 al.; “with ceterum,Curt. 4, 12, 20.—
B. Sometimes with pregn. reference to the speaker, for my part, as far as I am concerned: equidem me Caesaris militem dici volui; “vos me, etc.,Caes. B. C. 2, 32 fin.: “equidem doleo non me tuis litteris certiorem fieri,Cic. Att. 6, 3, 4: “quod equidem sciam,Plin. 2, 25, 23, § 91; cf. id. 2, 98, 101, § 220.—Cf. Hand Turs. II. pp. 422-437.
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