Probably from ut +‎ quam, with intermediate Proto-Italic *utVs (so that, as) plus indefinitizing quam. Confer uspiam.


(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈus.kʷam/, [ˈʊs̠kʷä̃ˑ]


usquam (not comparable)

  1. anywhere

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  • usquam in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • usquam in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • usquam in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “usquam”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 646
  • Ernout, Alfred; Meillet, Antoine (2001), “usquam”, in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine: histoire des mots (in French), with additions and corrections of André J., 4th edition, Paris: Klincksieck, page 1336