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Variant of queer.


quare (comparative quarer, superlative quarest)

  1. (dated, Ireland, Appalachia) Queer, strange.
    I was after finishing my dinner when there was quare knock on the door.
  2. (Ireland, used for emphasis) A lot of, very, great.
    He'd brought a quare amount of money with him.


Alternative forms[edit]


quā (by what) +‎ (about, anent, with reference to), ablative of rēs (thing, matter, topic).



quārē (not comparable)

  1. (interrogative) by what means, how
    1. (relative) by which means, by means of which, whereby
  2. (interrogative) from what cause, on what account, why, wherefore
    Odi et amo, quare id faciam, fortasse requiris; nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.[1]
    I hate and I love. Why I do this perhaps you ask. I do not know, but I sense that it happens and I am tormented.
    1. (relative) therefore, and so, hence, for this reason, for which reason
      Inveniuntur enim praeter amnem mirae villae et horti, qui a regibus Franciae in XVI° saeculo structi sunt: quare Liger hodie saepe regale flumen vocatur.[2]
      However, besides rivers/streams are found marvelous estates and gardens, which were constructed by kings of France during the 16th century: which is why the Loire today is often called a royal river.
      Quare quassato corpore neque frigora neque aestus facile tolerabat.[3]
      Hence, because of his delicate health, he could easily tolerate neither cold nor hot conditions.



  • Aragonese: car
  • Catalan: car
  • Esperanto: ĉar
  • Occitan: car
  • Franco-Provençal: car
  • Old French: quer
  • Portuguese: (archaic)
  • Spanish: car (archaic)


  • quare”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quare in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  1. ^ Catullus 85
  2. ^ Liger
  3. ^ Suetonius, De vita Caesarum divi Augusti 81