quel

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French quel, from Old French quel, from Latin quālis, quālem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

quel m (feminine quelle, masculine plural quels, feminine plural quelles)

  1. which
    Quel mec a volé mon pantalon?
    Which guy stole my pants?
    Des psychologues ont essayé d'analyser quels traits physiques étaient considérés comme attirants.
    Psychologists have tried to analyse which physical traits are considered attractive
  2. (exclamative) what
    Quelle catastrophe!
    What a catastrophe!

Synonyms[edit]

  • (which): (Louisiana, Cajun French) équel

Pronoun[edit]

quel m (feminine quelle, masculine plural quels, feminine plural quelles)

  1. (interrogative) what
    Quel est son nom?
    What is his name?

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quel

  1. Apocopic form of quello, used before a consonant that is not impure.

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quel, from Latin quālis, quālem.

Adjective[edit]

quel m (feminine singular quelle, masculine plural quelz, feminine plural quelles)

  1. which
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 18:
      Si demanda l'ermite a messire Yvain de quel pays il estoit
      Then the hermit asked Sir Ywain which country he was from

Descendants[edit]

  • French: quel

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quālis, quālem.

Adjective[edit]

quel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular quele)

  1. which

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from Vulgar Latin *eccum ille, from Latin eccum + ille.

Determiner[edit]

quel m (feminine quella)

  1. that

Spanish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quel

  1. Obsolete spelling of cual