pro quo

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Etymology[edit]

From pro(because of) +‎ quo(what), calque of French pourquoi, Italian perché, Spanish por qué.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pro kwo/, /pɾɔ kwɔ/

Adverb[edit]

pro quo ‎(plural pro qui)

  1. (interrogative adverb) why, for what reason
    Pro quo esas la cielo blua?‎ ― Why is the sky blue? (direct question)
    Vu helpis me pro quo?‎ ― You helped me because why? (indirect question)

Related terms[edit]

  • qua(who (person))
  • quo(what (thing))
  • qui(who (plural))
  • pro quo(why)

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