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ecce

Τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει -> Everything flows and nothing stands still
Heraclitus

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

ecce:
I adv. demonstr. [perh. from locat. form of pronom. stem i, with demonstr. ending -ce; hence, in comedy often scanned ĕce, Corss. Aussp. 2, 636, 1026 sq. —Ribbeck explains ecce as indef. form ec, as in ecquis, ecquando, etc., strengthened by demonstr. ce, Lat. Part. p. 42 sq.; and Curt. refers it to root oc- of oculus; cf. eccere, Gr. Etym. p. 457], points out an object with emphasis, lo! see! behold! (constr. class. with nom. or clause, and ante-class. also with acc.).
I In gen.: quem quaero, optime ecce obviam mihi est, behold! there comes he I was wishing for, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 4, 16: ecce autem video rure redeuntem senem, Ter. Eun. 5, 4, 45: ecce Dionaei processit Caesaris astrum, Verg. E. 9, 47: ecce trahebatur passis Priameïa virgo Crinibus, id. A. 2, 403; cf. id. ib. 6, 337; Ov. M. 2, 441 al.; sometimes in the middle of a clause: audiat haec tantum—vel qui venit ecce Palaemon, Verg. E. 3, 50; Ov. M. 2, 93: apparet adhuc vetus cicatrix, id. ib. 12, 444; Calp. Ec. 1, 4 al.—
II In partic.
   A To denote that something is present (cf. Fr. voici), here (in this sense mostly ellipt.): circus noster ecce adest, Plaut Fragm. ap. Varr. L. L. 5, § 153 Müll.; so with adest, Ov. M. 2, 496; 3, 101: quid me quaeris? ... ecce me, here I am, Plaut. Epid. 5, 2, 15; so, ecce me, id. Curc. 1, 3, 6; id. Mil. 3, 1, 69; Ter. Ad. 5, 9, 38: ecce nos, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 17: ecce odium meum, id. Poen. 1, 2, 139: ecce Gripi scelera, id. Rud. 4, 4, 134: ecce tuae litterae de Varrone, Cic. Att. 13, 16: ecce hominem te, Stasime, nihili, Plaut. Trin. 4, 3, 6; and simply ecce, here I am, id. As. 1, 1, 96.—
   B In enumerations, or after other objects mentioned, to introduce a new one with emphasis (Ciceronian): consecuti sunt hos Critias, Theramenes, Lysias, etc. ... ecce tibi exortus est Isocrates, Cic de Or. 2, 22 fin.; id. Or. 16 fin.; id. de Or. 3, 3, 31; so ellipt., id. Div. 2, 70, 144; id. Ac. 2, 43, 134; id. Pis. 21.—
   C To introduce something unexpected or strange; hence, sometimes connected with subito, repente, de improviso, etc.: ecce Apollo mihi ex oraculo imperat, Ut, etc., Plaut. Men. 5, 2, 87; Cic. Sest. 41, 89; id. de Or. 2, 22, 94: et ecce de improviso ad nos accedit cana veritas, Varr. ap. Non. 243, 1; cf. Sall. J. 14, 11: discubitum noctu ut imus, ecce ad me advenit mulier, Plaut. Merc. 1, 1, 99; so with a preceding cum, Cic. Caecin. 7, 20; with dum: haec dum agit, ecce, etc., Hor. S. 1, 9, 60; with ubi, Verg. A. 3, 219.—Ellipt.: ecce postridie Cassio litterae Capua a Lucretio, Cic. Att. 7, 24; id. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2, § 6; id. Ac. 2, 38; with subito, id. Att. 8, 8; 10, 3; cf.: ecce autem repente, id. Verr. 2, 5, 34; and with a preceding cum, id. Att. 2, 8; Liv. 2, 36 fin.— For the expression ecce autem, v. autem. —
   D In conversat. lang., combined with the pronouns is, ille, and iste, into one word standing for either the simple ecce, or the pronoun itself, but with demonstrative force, in the foll. forms: nom., ecca, Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 66; id. Rud. 4, 4, 130; Ter. Eun. 1, 1, 34: eccilla, Plaut. Stich. 4, 1, 30: eccillud, id. Rud. 2, 7, 18: acc. sing., eccum, Plaut. Am. prol. 120; 1, 2, 35; 3, 4, 22 et saep.; Ter. And. 3, 2, 52; 3, 3, 48 et saep.; Titin. ap. Charis. p. 177 P.: eccam, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 146; id. As. 1, 2, 25; id. Cas. 2, 1, 15 et saep.; Ter. Eun. 4, 5, 12; id. Hec. 4, 1, 8: eccillum, Plaut. Merc. 2, 3, 98; id. Pers. 2, 2, 65; id. Trin. 3, 1, 21; and syncopated ellum, Ter. And. 5, 2, 14; id. Ad. 2, 3, 7; Plaut. Curc. 2, 2, 28: eccillam, and sync. ellam, Ter. Ad. 3, 3, 35; Plaut. Aul. 4, 10, 51; id. Mil. 3, 1, 194; eccistam, Plaut. Curc. 5, 2, 17: plur., eccos, id. Bacch. 3, 2, 19; id. Most. 1, 3, 154; id. Mil. 4, 7, 27; 5, 35; id. Rud. 2, 2, 4; Ter. Heaut. 2, 3, 15; Afran. ap. Charis. p. 95 P.: eccas, id. Rud. 3, 2, 49: ecca, Plaut. Rud. 4, 4, 110. —On the construction of eccum, etc., cf. Brix ad Plaut. Capt. 1002, p. 72; and on ecce see Hand, Turs. II. pp. 343-351.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

eccĕ,⁸ adv. (en, ce), voici, voilà ; voilà que, tout à coup : ecce me Pl. Mil. 663, me voici ; ecce tuæ litteræ de Varrone Cic. Att. 13, 16, 1, alors (sur ces entrefaites) une lettre de toi touchant Varron ; ecce postridie Cassii litteræ Cic. Att. 7, 24, voilà le lendemain une lettre de Cassius, cf. Prov. 43 ; Or. 53 ; Div. 2, 144 ; ecce tibi exortus est Isocrates Cic. de Or. 2, 94, alors vous avez l’apparition d’Isocrate ; ecce tibi... proponunt... Cic. Sest. 89, mais voici qu’ils vous publient... tibi explétif c. le précédent] || ecce autem, mais voilà que, voici alors : Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 87 ; 4, 148 ; ecce autem repente Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 87 (ecce subito Cic. Att. 8, 8) || [après les conj.] : cum Cic. Cæc. 20 ; Att. 2, 8 ; ut Pl. Merc. 100 ; dum Hor. S. 1, 9, 60 ; ubi Virg. En. 3, 219, postquam Virg. En. 4, 152 || ainsi, comme, par exemple : Ulp. Dig. 14, 1, 1, 12 || en ecce, v. en. chez Cic. ecce est tjrs suivi du nomin. ; chez les comiques on prétend qu’il est tjrs suivi de l’acc. ; mais on corrige dans les mss l’expr. syncopée ecca = ecce ea en eccam.

Latin > German (Georges)

ecce, Adv. (st. ence, v. en u. ce), eine demonstrative Partikel, die entweder einfach auf eine Erscheinung hinweist, od. die Aufmerksamkeit auf die Betrachtung eines Gegenstandes hinrichtet, od. dem Geiste eine Sache vorführt, die sich plötzlich zeigte, od. etwas Neues u. Unerwartetes andeutet, deutsch: da, siehe da, gib acht da, ecce Posidonius, Sen.: ecce me, da bin ich, da habt ihr mich, Tert.: ecce subitum divortium, Cic.: ecce tuae litterae, Cic.: ecce iam seges cana, Min. Fel.: ecce tibi nuntius, da kommt dir auf einmal die Nachricht, Cic.: si hoc factum est, ecce me nullum senem, gib acht, da bin ich verloren, Plaut.: ecce tibi exortus est Isocrates, da trat plötzlich Isokrates auf, Cic.: ecce trahebatur Priameia virgo, Verg. – cum... ecce, Caecil. com. fr.: cum ecce, Sen. ep. 58, 7: ecce cum maxime, Sen. ep. 59, 7: ubi... ecce, Verg.: dum... ecce, Hor.: nunc ecce, Sen. ad Helv. 9, 8: ecce autem, Komik. u. Cic.: ecce autem repente, Cic.: ecce autem ex improviso, Sall.: en ecce, Apul. (s. Hildebr. Apul. met. 1, 1. p. 10 sq.): et ecce, Apul. (s. Hildebr. Apul. met. 7, 26. p. 622). – / In der gew. Konversationsspr. mit den Pronom. is, ille, iste oft zu einem Worte verbunden (s. Ribbeck Coroll. ad Comic. Lat. fragm. p. XXII. Brix Plaut. capt. 1002. Lorenz Plaut. mil. 1299 u. most. 545. Brix Plaut. mil. 789. Neue-Wagener Formenl.3 Bd. 2. S. 986 s.), ab se ecca exit, Plaut.: virum bonum eccum incedere video, Ter.: sed video eccos, Ter.: sed eccum video ipsum, Ter.: atque eccum video ipsum foras exire, Ter.: attat eccum Phidippum et patrem video, Ter.: eccum Parmenonem, da ist ja Parmeno, Ter.: eccum adest, Ter. – apud nos eccilla festinat, Plaut.: tegillum eccillud mihi unum arescit, Plaut.: eccillum video, Plaut. – eccistam video. Plaut. – libertus eccille, qui etc., Apul. apol. 53. p. 63, 4 Kr.

Latin > English

ecce INTERJ :: behold! see! look! there! here! [ecce eum => here he is]