quid tibi est

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quid the neuter of quis ‎(what) + tibi ‎(to you) the dative of ‎(you) + est ‎(it is), form of esse ‎(to be). Literally meaning "what is it to you?".

Idiom[edit]

quid tibi est?

  1. (idiomatic) what's the matter?, what's wrong?
    • Cistellaria by Plautus
      Quid tibi est?
      Alcesimarchum non vides? Ferrum tenet!
      What's wrong?
      Don't you see Alcesimarchus? He's got a sword!

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