cur non

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cūr nōn?

  1. why not?
    Cūr ego tēcum nōn sum?
    Why am I not with you?
    Cūr nōn illam hūc transferrī iubēs?
    Why don't you command her to be brought over hither?
    Cūr nōn ēmistī restem suspendiō?
    Why do you not buy a halter, and hang yourself?

Usage notes

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