quere etymology

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

Detailed word origin of quere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
*ḱerd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
re Latin (lat) About, regarding, with reference to.
*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).
quer Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as quere

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