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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

quoniam (plural quoniams)

  1. (slang, obsolete) A kind of drinking-cup.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From quom +‎ iam.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

quoniam (+ ind)

  1. since, for (as conjunction) + a reason
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Tobit 2:18
      quoniam filii sanctorum sumus et vitam illam expectamus quam Deus daturus est his qui fidem suam numquam mutant ab eo (For we are the children of saints, and look for that life which God will give to those that never change their faith from him.)
  2. now that

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin quoniam (since), probably as an educated respelling/euphemism of Old French conin (coney, rabbit). Compare queynte and cunt.

NounEdit

quoniam

  1. The vulva.