quer etymology

Middle English word quer comes from Latin re (About, regarding, with reference to.), Proto-Indo-European *ḱerd-, Latin qua, Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr ~ ḱr̥d-, Ancient Greek χορός

Detailed word origin of quer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re Latin (lat) About, regarding, with reference to.
*ḱerd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
qua Latin (lat) In so far as. In what way, how, by what method; to what degree or extent. On which side, at or in which place, in what direction, where, by what way (qua...ea...). As; in the capacity or character of.
*ḱḗr ~ ḱr̥d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
χορός Ancient Greek (grc)
*ḱr̥d- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
chorus Latin (lat) Chorus (all forms).
quare Latin (lat) (interrogative) by what means, how. (interrogative) from what cause, on what account, why, wherefore. (relative) by which means, whereby. (relative) therefore, and so, hence, for this reason.
*kord Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Heart.
cordis Latin (lat)
cuer Old French (fro) (anatomy) heart. (figuratively, by extension) heart (loving/romantic feelings).
quere Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as quer

Descendants of re
quere replien replyen respons respounse
Descendants of *ḱerd-
acorden corage cordial credible herte hertles recorden