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Subject:Latin abbreviations: eo. loc.
Time:12:21 pm
Came across this rather pointy discussion in Wikipedia talk space on the meaning of 'eo. loc.'.  Apparently it means 'in the same place', similar to 'ibid.'.  I hadn't come across it, nor is it in any of the standard Latin abbreviation lists that I looked at, or in any of my dictionaries.

I assume it is short for 'eodem loco'.  Has anyone else come across this term?


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loxian
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Time:2008-08-27 07:44 am (UTC)
No, never. It's less easy on the eye/ear than ibidem... seems a bit redundant - unless there's some kind of nuance that makes 'in this very place' different from 'in the same place'?
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loxian
Subject:No, wait!
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Time:2008-08-27 07:52 am (UTC)
Isn't this a term Quintilian uses a lot (only in full, not abbreviated)? Some keen young person could look, because I don't have a copy anymore. If so, it would naturally pass into use by mediaeval scholars, because weren't they big into Quintilian?
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w_ockham
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Time:2008-08-27 08:17 am (UTC)
Yes I've found plenty of the 'in full' type of examples in the classical and medieval literature. Question is whether it is used in the abbreviated form in modern times. I can't find any references.
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succubus_esq
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Time:2008-08-27 08:29 pm (UTC)
I've seen it in a few journals, it seems to be more popular in foreign articles and those written pre-1950.

I've also seen fellow students try to look smart by writing "ibid.eo.loc.", or even better, "ibidim eodim loco".
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