See also: que

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *-kʷe (and), from Proto-Indo-European *-kʷe (and). Cognates include Sanskrit (ca), Ancient Greek τε (te), Proto-Germanic *-hw ( → English (thou)gh).

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ConjunctionEdit

-que (enclitic)

  1. and, a copulative particle affixed to the word it annexes
    Senatus Populusque Romanus.
    The Senate and the People of Rome
    (literally, “The Roman Senate and People”)
  2. (when repeated) "both... and", "whether... or"
    • 29 bc. Vergil. Georgics, III
      ...hominvmqve ferarvmqve...
      ...both of man and of beast...
  3. introducing an explanatory clause
  4. (rare) used in an answer

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