quer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese quer, third-person singular present indicative of querer: "he/she/it wants".

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

quer

  1. Third-person singular (el, ela, vostede?) present indicative of querer (alternative form of quere)

Conjunction[edit]

quer … quer

  1. whetheror
    • 1350, K. M. Parker (ed.), Historia Troyana. Santiago: Instituto "Padre Sarmiento", page 95:
      Et quando se asañaua, nõ gardaria cousa que nõdisese, quer fose vergonçosa quer maa quer bõa, todo o diria.
      And when he was angry he would not keep a thing that he didn't say, whether embarrassing or mean or good, everything he would say
  2. eitheror
    • 1301, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Vigo: Galaxia, page 52:
      quer millo quer çenteo
      either millet or barley

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References[edit]

  • quer” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • quer” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • quer” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • quer” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German twerh (oblique), from Proto-Germanic *þwerhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ- (to turn, twist, wind). Compare English queer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kveːɐ̯/
  • Rhymes: -eːɐ̯
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Adjective[edit]

quer (not comparable)

  1. (rare) crosswise, cross

Declension[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

quer

  1. crosswise, across

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Further reading[edit]

  • quer” in Duden online
  • quer” in Duden online

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

quer m (plural quers)

  1. Alternative form of cuer

Descendants[edit]

  • English: quire

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin quare.

Conjunction[edit]

quer

  1. as, since, because, for
    ...quer le sens de li e la vertu creissoit chescun jour de mieux en mieux.
    Because his discernment and his virtue grew better from day to day.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

quer m (oblique plural quers, nominative singular quers, nominative plural quer)

  1. (typically Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of cuer
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Equitan:
      m'est une anguisse el quer ferue, ki tut le cors me fet trembler
      Such a pain has pierced my heart, that makes my whole body quiver

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

quer

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of querer
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of querer

Synonyms[edit]

  • (second-person singular affirmative imperative of querer): quere

Conjunction[edit]

quer … quer or quer … ou

  1. whetheror
    Iremos, quer chova ou não. / Iremos, quer chova, quer não.
    We shall go, whether it rains or not.

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