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quid

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An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] quid (what, something), neuter singular of quis (who).

Noun

Singular
quid

Plural
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quid ({{{1}}})
  1. The inherent nature of something.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A section of the Republican Party between 1805 and 1811 (from tertium quid).

Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Noun

Singular
quid

Plural
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quid ({{{1}}})
  1. (historical) A sovereign or guinea.
  2. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Pound sterling.
    Twenty quid for a sandwich? You're having a laugh!
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) pound (before the 1966 currency change)
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) pound, punt, euro
Synonyms
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Variant of cud.

Noun

Singular
quid

Plural
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  1. A piece of chewing tobacco.

Verb

Infinitive
to quid

Third person singular
quid

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to quid (third-person singular simple present quid, present participle d, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To chew tobacco
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To let food drop from the mouth whilst chewing

See also


French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] quid.

Pronoun

quid

  1. what about
    Quid de la transparence du programme ?

Synonyms

  • Qu'en est-il de...
  • Qu'est-il advenu de...

Latin

Conjunction

quid n. [[Category:Template:lang:la conjunctions|quid]]

  1. why
  2. what

Derived terms

Pronoun

quid n. (interrogative pronoun)[[Category:Template:lang:la pronouns|quid]]

  1. Neuter of quis..
    Quid dico?
    What do I say?

Descendants


Spanish

Noun

quid m.

  1. gist; point; crux

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