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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

Usage notesEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

quelcom

  1. (literary) a bit, somewhat, rather

ReferencesEdit

Diccionari català-valencià-balear (DCVB)