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From the Late Latin locution (ec)cu(m) inde.[1]


  • IPA(key): /ˈkwin.di/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -indi
  • Hyphenation: quìn‧di



  1. therefore, hence, thus
    Synonyms: allora, di conseguenza, dunque, perciò, pertanto, (archaic) poscia, (archaic) quinci
  2. (dated) then, afterwards, thenceforth
    Synonyms: dopo, dopodiché, dunque, poi, successivamente, (archaic) poscia
  3. (archaic, literary) thence, from there
  4. (archaic, used in correlation with quinci) that way, to another side (as opposed a different one)
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio, Bompiani (2001), Canto XII, p. 184 vv. 106-108:
      [...] così s'allenta la ripa che cade ¶ quivi ben ratta da l'altro girone; ¶ ma quinci e quindi l'alta pietra rade.
      [...] e'en thus attempered is the bank which falls ¶ sheer downward from the second circle there; ¶ but on this side and that the high rock graze.
    • 1374, Francesco Petrarca, I Trionfi (1821), “Trionfo d'amore” - Chapter II, p. 146:
      Stanco già di mirar, non sazio ancora ¶ or quinci or quindi mi volgea, guardando ¶ cose ch'a ricordarle è breve l'ora.
      Weary with gazing, yet unsatisfied, ¶ I turned now this way and now that, and saw ¶ sights time will not suffice me to relate.



  1. so
    Synonyms: perciò, pertanto, dunque


  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951