pro quo

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Ido[edit]

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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