quoniam

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

quoniam (plural quoniams)

  1. (slang, obsolete) A kind of drinking-cup.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quom +‎ iam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

quoniam (+ ind)

  1. since, for (as conjunction) + a reason
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Tobit 2:18
      quoniam fīliī sānctōrum sumus et vītam illam expectāmus quam Deus datūrus est hīs quī fidem suam numquam mūtant ab eō (For we are the children of saints, and look for that life which God will give to those that never change their faith from him.)
  2. now that

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin quoniam (since), probably as an educated respelling/euphemism of Old French conin (coney, rabbit). Compare queynte and cunt.

Noun[edit]

quoniam

  1. The vulva.