quelcom

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Catalan queacom, queucom, calcom, caucom, from Latin quale-cumque or quiddam-cumque, although Spitzer suggests quale-quomodo. Compare Occitan calacom, quezacom, queacom.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

quelcom

  1. something
    • 1919, Claudi Planas i Font, En Pere i altres contes
      ...tenia quelcom de brutal l'espectacle d'aquell home decrèpit...
      ...there was something brutal about the spectacle of that decrepit man...
  2. (in questions) anything

SynonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

quelcom

  1. (literary) a bit, somewhat, rather

Usage notesEdit

In colloquial speech alguna cosa, res or the nonstandard Castilianism algo are used instead.

ReferencesEdit

Diccionari català-valencià-balear (DCVB)

Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 02:14