Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. I am present; present; here: used in some colleges and schools by students as an answer to a roll-call.
“When they were finished, the names were called, and Eric, instead of quietly answering his "adsum," as he should have done, stood up, with a foolish look, and said, "Yes, sir.”
“No, no, no - should of course read - 'Caesar adsum jam forte ..”
““Caesar adsum iam forte—Caesar had some jam for tea.””
“Ille autem respondit, Ecce adsum: qui es, fili mi?”
“Me, me: adsum, qui feci; in me convertite ferrum,”
“Partic_. absēns (absentis), _absent_. adsum adesse adfuī _am present_ dēsum deesse dēfuī _am lacking_ insum inesse īnfuī _am in_ intersum interesse interfuī _am among_ praesum praeesse praefuī _am in charge of_”
“Bono animo es, adsum auxilio, Amphitruo, tibi et tuis: nihil est quod timeas. hariolos, haruspices mitte omnes; quae futura et quae facta eloquar, multo adeo melius quam illi, quom sum Iuppiter. primum omnium Alcumenae usuram corporis cepi, et concubitu gravidam feci filio.”
“The adsum of Burns rings out clear and unchallenged.”
“The cords that pinch thee are of thy own twisting; meme adsum qui feci [it is myself here who made them].”
“On the subject of word play, I have a book somewhere with a couple of dozen Latin-English homonyms, such as “Caesar adsum iam forte.”
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