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- IPA: pɹˌˈsej
Adverbper se (not comparable)
Because this is a Latin phrase, it is usually italicized when written.
From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:nl:Template:lang:la derivations]] per se (“‘by itself’”), from per (“‘by, through’”), and se (“‘itself, himself, herself, themselves’”).
- IPA: /ˈpɛr ˈse/
- (obsolete since spelling reform of 1995) persé
The ‘necessity meaning’ is the usual one, the original Latin meaning as in English is rarely used and can be misunderstood.
- per se
- by itself
- through itself
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