quia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin quia (because)

Adjective[edit]

quia (not comparable)

  1. (Lutheranism) Relating to the belief that the Book of Concord is authoritative because it faithfully describes the Christian faith as revealed in the Bible.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quia (not comparable)

  1. In a quia manner.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old neuter plural accusative case of quis, i.e. Proto-Indo-European *kʷih₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

quia

  1. because, wherefore, for (as conjunction)
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Tobiae.1.23
      Tobias vero cum filio suo et cum uxore fugiens nudus latuit quia multi diligebant eum
      But Tobias fleeing naked away with his son and with his wife, lay concealed, for many loved him.
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Tobiae.3.19
      et aut ego indigna fui illis aut illi mihi forsitan digni non fuerunt quia forsitan viro alio conservasti me
      And either I was unworthy of them, or they perhaps were not worthy of me: because perhaps thou hast kept me for another man,
  2. that
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Lucas.1.58
      et audierunt vicini et cognati eius quia magnificavit Dominus misericordiam suam cum illa et congratulabantur ei
      Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy towards her, and they rejoiced with her.

Usage notes[edit]

Usually tells, like quod, of the determining reason; while quoniam introduces any casual circumstance.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: ca
  • French: que
  • Portuguese: ca
  • Romanian: ca
  • Spanish: ca

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ¡qué ha de ser!

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

quia

  1. (Spain) Denotes incredulity.