quasi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi (as if).

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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]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. almost, nearly, quasi

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi (as if).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. quasi

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. (dated, colloquial, regional or literary) almost, nearly

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. effectively, as it were

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. nearly, almost
  2. hardly

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quam (as) + (if).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

quasi

  1. as if
  2. as (like)

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References[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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “quasi”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • quasi” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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]

Borrowed from Latin quasi.

Adverb[edit]

quasi

  1. almost, nearly

Novial[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quasi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwa.si/, /kwa.zi/

Conjunction[edit]

quasi

  1. as if, as it were

Portuguese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quasi (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of quase