Ecce Homo, Why not Ecce Hominem?

Puer Pedens

Member
Sup?, my Latin's a bit rusty and this has been bothering me for a little while. But why is this not "ecce hominem"? Was this a way of emphasizing/pseudo-capitalizing Christ? Thanks in advance.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Ecce can be followed by the nominative or by the accusative. The nominative is a bit more common, I think, except perhaps in archaic Latin (e.g. Plautus and Terence).
 
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