quo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

quo

  1. (transitive, archaic) quoth

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French quoi, Spanish que, from Latin quid from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid.

Pronoun[edit]

quo

  1. (interrogative) what (subject)
    Quo esas en la buxo? ― What is in the box?

Usage notes[edit]

To ask for an object, use quon instead.


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adverb declined from quī. See also the same meanings in ubī.

Adverb[edit]

quō (not comparable)

  1. (interrogative) whither, whereto, where
    Quo vadis, domine?
    Where are you going, lord?
  2. (relative/ interrogative) To or in which place, whither, where
  3. To what end, for what purpose, wherefore, why
  4. To the end that, in order that, so that, that
    Multum currit, quo validior fiat.
    He runs a lot to become healthier.
    (This replaces ut when there is a comparative in the subordinate clause of purpose.)

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflection of quī ‎(who, which).

Pronoun[edit]

quō

  1. ablative masculine singular of quī
  2. ablative neuter singular of quī

Adjective[edit]

quō

  1. ablative masculine singular of quī
  2. ablative neuter singular of quī

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflection of quis ‎(who?, what?).

Pronoun[edit]

quō

  1. ablative masculine singular of quis
  2. ablative feminine singular of quis
  3. ablative neuter singular of quis

References[edit]

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