qua etymology

Latin word qua comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷ-, Proto-Indo-European *kʷe-, Proto-Indo-European *kʷo-, and later Proto-Italic *kʷoi (Who, what (relative, indefinite).)

You can also see our other etymologies for the Latin word qua. Currently you are viewing the etymology of qua with the meaning: (Adverb) 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.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

Detailed word origin of qua

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷód, kʷod Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷoi Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Who, what (relative, indefinite).
*kʷís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Who, what (interrogative). Who, which, that (relative) Which, what.
quei Old Latin (itc-ola) (interrogative) who, what, that, which (relative) who, what, that, which.
*kʷis Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Who, what (interrogative).
qui Latin (lat) (interrogative) who, what, which (relative) who, that, which.
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.

Words with the same origin as qua

Descendants of *kʷ-
cuius cum quae quam quamquam quando quasi quem qui quia quibus quid quidem quin quis quo quod quoniam quoque quorum tamquam umquam unde utrum
Descendants of *kʷe-
contra cur sicut ubi ut
Descendants of *kʷo-
qualis