adj. demonstr. pron. “this”, with on the whole the same meaning and function as tad only more definite and emphatic. Declined like tad.


■ nt. sg. etad (poetical-archaic form) AN.ii.17; Snp.274, Snp.430, Snp.822, Snp.1087; Ja.i.61, Ja.i.279; & etaṃ (the usual form) Snp.51, Snp.207, Snp.1036, Snp.1115; Ja.ii.159; pl. etāni Snp.52; Ja.ii.159
■ m. sg. esa Snp.81, Snp.416, Snp.1052; Ja.i.279; Ja.ii.159; Mil.18; Dhp-a.i.18; & eso Snp.61, Snp.312, Snp.393;; pl. ete Snp.188, Snp.760; Ja.i.223
■ f. sg. esā Snp.80 Snp.451; Ja.i.307; pl. etā Snp.297, Snp.897; Ja.ii.129
Oblique cases:
■ gen. dat. etassa Ja.ii.159; f. etissā Ja.iii.280;
■ instr etena Snp.655; Ja.i.222;
■ pl. loc. etesu Snp.248, Snp.339, Snp.1055 f. etāsu Snp.607.
■ Other cases regular & frequent.

Vedic etad, of pron. base *e; see Walde, Lat. Wtb. under equidem