French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French kiqunques, composed of qui (who) + qu(i) + onques (ever). The adverbial /-s/ may have later been removed by influence of Latin quicumque, which has the same meaning. Compare Italian chiunque, a similar formation.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ki.kɔ̃k/
  • (file)

Pronoun edit


  1. anyone, whoever, whosoever
    Synonyms: qui que ce puisse être, qui que ce soit

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