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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From quid the neuter of quis(what) + tibi(to you) the dative of (you) + est(it is), form of esse(to be). Literally meaning "what is it to you?".

IdiomEdit

quid tibi est?

  1. (idiomatic) what's the matter?, what's wrong?
    • Cistellaria by Plautus
      Quid tibi est?
      Alcesimarchum non vides? Ferrum tenet!
      What's wrong?
      Don't you see Alcesimarchus? He's got a sword!

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