quia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quia

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]

  • For *quiam, from the old instrumental quī ‎(whereby) and iam (i.e. whereby now).
  • Or perhaps the former neuter plural of qui.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

quia

  1. because, wherefore
  2. that
    4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Luke 1:58
    Et audierunt vicini et cognati eius quia magnificavit Dominus misericordiam suam cum illa et congratulabantur ei. (And her neighbours and kinsfolks heard that the Lord had shewed his great mercy towards her, and they congratulated with her.)

Usage notes[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • French: que
  • Italian: ca
  • Romanian: ca
  • Spanish: ca

References[edit]

  • quia” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ¡qué ha de ser!

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

quia

  1. (Spain) Denotes incredulity.