nequam

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to De Vaan, from ne- (not) +‎ quam (what, whom, f. acc. sing. quī). It may derive more directly from the adverb quam (how), from the same source. Traditionally derived from, and perhaps historically influenced by ne- (not) +‎ aequam (equal, f. acc. sing aequus).

Adjective[edit]

nēquam (invariable)

  1. worthless, good-for-nothing
  2. wretched, vile

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