quelque etymology

French word quelque comes from French que, French quel ((exclamative) what. Which What.)

Detailed word origin of quelque

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
que French (fra) (used with ne) only (ne ... que parses roughly as "(do[es]) not / nothing ... other than"). Links two noun phrases in apposition forming a clause without a (finite) verb, such that the complement acts as predicate.. Substitutes for another, previously stated conjunction.. That (introduces a noun clause and connects it to its parent clause). When, no sooner. Than (introduces a comparison) [...]
quel French (fra) (exclamative) what. Which What.
quelque French (fra) Some (singular).