Re: [newbie] need patch program

From: Jamie Nay (jnay@IS2.DAL.CA)
Date: 05/08/02

On Wed, 8 May 2002 07:41:49 -0400, James Slate <>

>i.e. = id est = 'that is'  !it is

Take it from me, I've been studying Latin for three years now. "i.e."
stands for ille est, not id est.

If you want a full explanation, here you go:

id est: -- "Id" is the singular, neuter, nominative form of demonstrative
pronoun "is, ea, id", meaning "he", "she", or "it". Since "id" is neuter,
it has to mean "it", not "he" or "she".
        -- "est" is the third person, singular, present, indicative, active
form of the verb "sum, esse, fui, futurum", meaning "to be".

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