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From Germanic, from Indo-European *egom ‘I’, from a presumed form *eg. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian ik, Old Saxon ik (Dutch ik), Old High German ih (German ich), Old Norse ek (Swedish jag), Gothic 𐌹𐌺. The IE root, in various forms, is also the source of Sanskrit अहम्, Latin ego (Spanish yo etc.), Ancient Greek ἐγώ, Lithuanian eo, Avestan azəm, Old Church Slavonic az’ (Russian я), Latvian es, Arminian es. For declined derivations, see under mē, wē etc.
- IPA: /iʧ/
- I, used by the speaker referring to himself or herself as the subject, or in agreement with that subject
|accusative||mē, meċ||unc||ūs, ūsiċ|
ic f. and m.
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