ecce

interjection ec·ce

Definition of ecce

  1. —used to call attention often to one persecuted unjustly

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Origin and Etymology of ecce

Latin, see, behold, from ec- (probably akin to Greek ekeinos that one, Russian e to this, Sanskrit a daḥ that, Latin i terum again) + -ce (akin to Latin cis on this side) — more at iterate, he


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