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From Proto-Indo-European *kʷyeh₁-ti-, from *kʷyeh₁-. Cognates include Avestan [script needed] ‎(šāiti-, happiness), Old Persian [script needed] ‎(šiyāti-, luck), Old Armenian հանգչիմ ‎(hangčʿim). See also tranquillus.


quiēs f ‎(genitive quiētis); third declension

  1. rest, repose, quiet
  2. (figurative) dream (per quietem, "through/in a dream")


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quiēs quiētēs
genitive quiētis quiētum
dative quiētī quiētibus
accusative quiētem quiētēs
ablative quiēte quiētibus
vocative quiēs quiētēs

Related terms[edit]


  • quies in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quies in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quies” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • in a dream: per quietem, in quiete
  • quies in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quies in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • quiet in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 388