qui

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See also: qûi and quí

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin qui.

Pronoun[edit]

qui

  1. (interrogative) who, whom
  2. whoever

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin qui.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

qui

  1. (interrogative) who, whom
  2. (relative) which, that
    La personne qui parle connait bien son sujet. — The person who speaks knows his/her subject well.
    Cette voiture bleue qui passe me plait beaucoup. — This blue car which is passing I like a lot.
    J’aime les chiens qui sont calmes. — I like dogs that are quiet.
    Un homme à qui j’ai parlé. — A man to whom I spoke/have spoken.
    Si lugubre que fût l’appartement, c’était un paradis pour qui revenait du lycée. — If the apartment were gloomy, it was a paradise for whomever came from the school.
    Rira bien qui rira le dernier. — Who laughs last laughs well.

Ido[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

qui

  1. who (plural) (subject)

Usage notes[edit]

  • To ask for an object, use quin instead.

Interlingua[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

qui

  1. (interrogative) who
  2. (relative) who; whom
    Le secunde interesse de Jamblicho tende al theurgia. In iste materia ille se separa de Plotino, secundo qui tal attitude esserea irrational.[1]
    The second interest of Iamblichus tends towards theurgy. In this subject he becomes separate [distinct] from Plotinus, according to whom such attitude would be irrational.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin eccu (< eccum) + Latin hīc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

qui

  1. here

Synonyms[edit]

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Latin quei, Proto-Italic *kʷoi, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, *kʷis.

Adjective[edit]

quī m (feminine quae, neuter quod)

  1. (interrogative) who, what, that, which

Pronoun[edit]

quī m (feminine quae, neuter quod)

  1. (relative) who, what, that, which

Declension[edit]

Irregular.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative quī quae quod quī quae quae
genitive cuius cuius cuius quōrum quārum quōrum
dative cui cui cui quibus quibus quibus
accusative quem quam quod quōs quās quae
ablative quō quā quō quibus quibus quibus

Derived terms[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Old instrumental of qui.

Adverb[edit]

quī

  1. (interrogative) how, in what manner?

References[edit]

  • (adjective & pronoun) qui in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • (adverb) qui in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Middle French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

qui

  1. who

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Novial[edit]

Determiner[edit]

qui

  1. (interrogative) which

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

qui

  1. who
    • Li boins roys Artus de Bretaigne,
    • La qui proeche nous ensengne (Christian of Troyes, Yvain ou le Chevalier au Lion, cerca 1170)

Descendants[edit]


Old Provençal[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

qui

  1. Alternative form of cui.

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from

Noun[edit]

qui

  1. turtle
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from

Verb[edit]

qui

  1. to return