-que

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-kʷe (and). Cognates include Sanskrit (ca), Ancient Greek τε (te), Proto-Germanic *-hw ( → English (thou)gh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

-que

  1. and (when used as an enclitic), a copulative particle affixed to the word it annexes
    Senatus Populusque Romanus.
    The Senate and The Roman People.
    Amo Julium agricolamque. Sunt pulchri.
    I love Julius and the farmer. They are handsome.
    Pueris puellīsque.
    For boys and girls.
  2. introducing an explanatory clause
  3. (rare) used in an answer

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