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-que "and"
A conjunction suffix in Latin. Remnants survive in modern Spanish words such as así, though usually any examples have changed to the point where they are no longer recognizable descendants of -que. From Proto-Italic *-kwe 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *-kwe 'id.'
Indo-European
Italic
Venetic -kve, Faliscan -cue, Umbrian -p, Oscan -pe
Germanic
Gothic -h
Balto-Slavic
Old Church Slavonic -kъ
Hellenic
Mycenaean -qe, Doric Greek -κα (ka)
Phrygian
Phrygian -κε (ke)
Messapian
Messapian ke "and"
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit -ca, Avestan -ca
quedar (Verb) "to remain," "to stay;" "to meet up"
12th cent. From Latin quietare "to calm." Its definition evolved from the sense of "calm" to "not moving" to "remaining in place." Quietare is a verb formed from the passive participle quietus "peaceful," itself from the verb quiescere "to sleep." From quies "rest" (see quitar) and -escere, an inchoative verb-forming suffix (see -ecer).
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian quedar, Portuguese quedar, Galician quedar, Catalan quedar, French quitter, Italian chetare
quedo (Adverb, Adjective) "quietly;" "soft"
12th cent. From Vulgar Latin quetus, from Latin quietus 'id.' From quiescere "to sleep," "to be peaceful." From quies "rest" (see quitar) and -escere, an inchoative verb-forming suffix (see -ecer).
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese quedo, Italian cheto, Sardinian chetu
quejar (Verb) "to complain"
12th cent. From Vulgar Latin *quassiare 'id.,' from Latin quatere "to shake" (see cutir).
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese queixar, French casser, Italian quassare
que, qué (Interrogative Pronoun, Conjunction) "what;" "that;" "than"
10th cent. Old Spanish que "that;" 12th cent. qué "what." Semantically the result of a collapse of Latin quid "what" and qui "who" into a single word; phonologically the word comes from quem, the accusative of qui (see quien).
Also used as an interjection, such as ¡Qué casualidad! "What a coincidence!"
Indo-European
Celtic
Old Irish cía "who," Old Welsh pui 'id.,' Old Breton pou 'id.,' Cornish pyw 'id.'
Germanic
Gothic ƕas "who," Old Norse hverr 'id.,' Old High German hwer 'id.,' Old Saxon hwē 'id.,' Old English hwā 'id.' (English who)
Hellenic
Ancient Greek τίς (tís) "who," Thessalian κις (kis) 'id.,' Mycenaean jo-qi- 'id.'
Phrygian
Phrygian κιν (kin) "whom"
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit kím "what," "what for," Young Avestan cim "because"
Tocharian
A kus "who," B kuse 'id.'
querer (Verb, Noun) "to want;" "to love;" "loving"
10th cent. From Latin quærere "to desire." From Proto-Italic *kwai-s-e/o- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *ku̯eh2-i̯- 'id.'
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian querer, Portuguese querer, Galician querer, French quérir, Italian chiedere, Aromanian tser, Romanian cere, Sardinian chèrrere
Italic
Oscan κϝαιστορ (kwaistor) "magistrate," Marsian qestur "magistrates"
Balto-Slavic
Old Prussian quāits "desire," Lithuanian kviẽsti "to invite"
Hellenic
Doric πέπᾱμαι (pépamai) "to acquire"
The sense of wanting is a particularly archaic feature in Spanish, a meaning that is not found in Classical Latin or in most Latin dialects. Even though wanting was once part the word's definition in very ancient Latin, it had been lost in all Latin dialects other than Terence Latin by the 2nd cent. BCE (Penny 2002).
querido (Adjective) "beloved"
19th cent. The past participle of querer.
For the origin of the name, perhaps first given as a nickname - as was the case with similar surnames like Amado.
Quiché m. (Noun) "K'iche' (people);" "K'iche' language"
Name of one of the Mayan groups of Guatemala.
Also the origin of the region in Guatemala, named after the people group.
quiche (1) m. (Noun) (Colombia & Venezuela dialects) "Bromelia"
According to RAE, the word is from the Chibcha language but no other information is profferred. No further etymology.
quiche (2) m. (Noun) "quiche"
Borrowed from French quiche 'id.,' from German Kuchen "cake" (Old High German kuohho). From Proto-Germanic *kōkan- 'id.' There are no cognates in other Indo-European branches.
Indo-European
Germanic
Middle Dutch coeke "cookie" (whence English cookie), Middle Low German kôke 'id.,' Old Frisian kōke 'id.'