quasi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quasi (as if).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkweɪ.zaɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkwɑ.zi/, /ˈkwɑ.zaɪ/
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Adjective[edit]

quasi (not comparable)

  1. resembling or having a likeness to something
    • 2000, Henry Martyn Robert; Sarah Corbin Robert, Robert's Rules of Order, 10th revised edition, page 522:
      The presiding officer of the assembly does not appoint a chairman of the quasi committee, but remains in the chair himself throughout its proceedings.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. almost, nearly, quasi
    Synonym: gairebé

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quasi (as if).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. quasi

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. almost, nearly
    Synonym: presque

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. as it were, so to speak, effectively, essentially
    Synonyms: gewissermaßen, gleichsam, sozusagen

Further reading[edit]

  • quasi” in Duden online

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. almost, nearly
    Synonyms: circa, poco meno che, pressoché, per poco non

Adjective[edit]

quasi (invariable)

  1. almost
    ti presento il mio quasi marito
    meet my almost-husband

Conjunction[edit]

quasi

  1. (with subj.) as if
    Synonym: quasiché
    dà continuamente ordini quasi fosse lui il padrone
    he continually gives orders as if he were the boss

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Univerbation of quam (how, as) +‎ (if) with clitic shortening of the first vowel and iambic shortening of the second.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkʷa.si/, [ˈkʷäs̠ɪ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈkwa.si/, [ˈkwäːs̬i]
  • Note: still found with the long final syllable in Lucretius, and again in late Latin poets.

Conjunction[edit]

quasi

  1. (almost) as if, like
    Synonyms: ceu, (perinde) ac sī, tanquam, velut, sīcut
    quasi vērō nesciam!as if I don't know!

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Venetian: asques (Trevignano), squasio
  • Old Lombard: quaxe
  • Old Occitan: quaisses, cais
  • Old Catalan: quaix
  • Old Portuguese: acais
  • Asturian: cuasi
  • Dutch: quasi
  • English: quasi
  • Esperanto: kvazaŭ
  • French: quasi
  • Galician: case

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • quasi in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quasi in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quasi in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • quasi in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to obscure the mental vision: mentis quasi luminibus officere (vid. sect. XIII. 6) or animo caliginem offundere
    • to represent a thing dramatically: sic exponere aliquid, quasi agatur res (non quasi narretur)
    • to make a cursory mention of a thing; to mention by the way (not obiter or in transcursu): quasi praeteriens, in transitu attingere aliquid
    • belief in God is part of every one's nature: omnibus innatum est et in animo quasi insculptum esse deum
    • I said en passant, by the way: dixi quasi praeteriens or in transitu

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quasi.

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. almost, nearly

Portuguese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of quase