quare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

quā (by what) +‎ (cause)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quārē (not comparable)

  1. (interrogative) by what means, how
    1. (relative) by which means, whereby
  2. (interrogative) from what cause, on what account why, wherefore
    • Odi et amo, quare id faciam, fortasse requiris; nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.[1]
      I hate and I love. Why I do this perhaps you ask. I do not know, but I sense that it happens and I am tormented.
    1. (relative) therefore, and so, hence, for this reason
      • Inveniuntur enim praeter amnem mirae villae et horti, qui a regibus Franciae in XVI° saeculo structi sunt: quare Liger hodie saepe regale flumen vocatur.[2]
        However, besides rivers/streams are found marvelous estates and gardens, which were constructed by kings of France during the 16th century: which is why the Loire today is often called a royal river.
      • Quare quassato corpore neque frigora neque aestus facile tolerabat.[3]
        Hence, because of his delicate health, he could easily tolerate neither cold nor hot conditions.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Catullus 85
  2. ^ Liger
  3. ^ Suetonius, De vita Caesarum divi Augusti.81
  • quare in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879