Qui etymology


French word qui comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷ-, Proto-Indo-European *kʷís, and later Proto-Italic *kʷis (Who, what (interrogative).)

Etymology of qui

Detailed word origin of qui

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*kʷís Proto-Indo-European (ine) Who, what (interrogative). Who, which, that (relative) Which, what.
*kʷey Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*kʷis Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Who, what (interrogative).
*kʷoi Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Who, what (relative, indefinite).
quei Old Latin (itc-ola) (relative) who, what, that, which (interrogative) who, what, that, which.
qui Latin (lat) (interrogative) who, what, which (relative) who, that, which.
ki Old French (fro)
qui Middle French (frm) Which (when referring to a non-human). Who.
qui French (fr) (interrogative) who, whom. (relative) who, whom (after a preposition), which, that.

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