quoi

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quid; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis. Cognate to English what, which differs due to changing under Grimm’s law.

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Pronoun[edit]

quoi

  1. what
  2. (slang) aught, anything, something
    Y'a quoi à faire en Angleterre? Il n’y a pas de quoi.
    Is there aught to do in England? No, there is not.

Adverb[edit]

quoi

  1. (colloquial) you know, like, y'know.
    Alors, ce mec m'a dit de te donner son porte-monnaie, quoi.
    So, this guy told me to give you his wallet, like.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin quietus.

Adjective[edit]

quoi m (feminine singular quoie, masculine plural quois, feminine plural quoies)

  1. silent
  2. calm; peaceful

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin quietus.

Adjective[edit]

quoi m

  1. silent
  2. calm; peaceful