q.v.

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin quod vidē (literally which see), from quod, the neuter of quī (what) + vidē the imperative mood of videō (I see).

Abbreviation[edit]

q.v. (plural qq.v.)

  1. quod vide (plural quae vide); used to reference material mentioned in text.
    This is described in more detail in Brown’s book on the subject (q.v.).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin quantum (as much as) + vīs (you want, you wish), the second person singular active indicative form of volo (I want, I wish).

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q.v. or qv

  1. (in prescriptions) as much as you wish

Latin[edit]

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q.v.

  1. quod vidē (which see)