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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quid; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis. Cognate to English what, which differs due to changing under Grimm’s law.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

quoi

  1. what (oblique pronoun)
  2. (slang) aught, anything, something
    Y'a quoi à faire en Angleterre? Il n’y a pas de quoi.
    Is there aught to do in England? No, there is not.

AdverbEdit

quoi

  1. (colloquial) you know, like, y'know.
    Alors, ce mec m'a dit de te donner son porte-monnaie, quoi.
    So, this guy told me to give you his wallet, like.

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quoi

  1. dative singular masculine of quī
  2. dative singular feminine of quī
  3. dative singular neuter of quī

PronounEdit

quoi

  1. dative singular masculine of quī
  2. dative singular feminine of quī
  3. dative singular neuter of quī

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Middle FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Old French, from Latin quietus.

AdjectiveEdit

quoi m ‎(feminine singular quoie, masculine plural quois, feminine plural quoies)

  1. silent
  2. calm; peaceful

ReferencesEdit

  • coi on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)

Etymology 2Edit

See quoy.

PronounEdit

quoi

  1. Alternative form of quoy

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin quietus.

AdjectiveEdit

quoi m

  1. silent
  2. calm; peaceful
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