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144. Reflexive Pronouns are used in the Oblique Cases to refer to the subject of the sentence or clause in which they stand (see § 299).

Sē amat. He loves himself.

a. In the 1st and 2nd persons the oblique cases of the Personal pronouns are used as Reflexives.

Mē videō. I see myself.
Tē laudās. You praise yourself.
Nōbīs persuādēmus. We persuade ourselves.

b. The Reflexive pronoun of the 3rd person has a special form used only in this sense, the same for both singular and plural. It is declined as follows.

3rd person reflexive pronoun

Note 1— Emphatic and reduplicated forms of are made as in the personals (see § 143.d-e). The preposition cum is added enclitically.

sēcum with himself, etc.

Note 2— An old form sēd occurs in the Accusative and Ablative.

Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-947822-04-7.