cur non

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Latin[edit]

Phrase[edit]

cūr nōn?

  1. why not?
    Cur ego tecum non sum?
    Why am I not with you?
    Cur non illam huc transferri iubes?
    Why don't you command her to be brought over hither?
    Cur non emisti restem suspendio?
    Why do you not buy a halter, and hang yourself?

Usage notes[edit]

  • While cur non? expects an answer, quid ni? is rather used in rhetorical questions.