from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of queue or cue.
- n. An initial and medial sequence in words of Latin origin, as in quarrel, quarrel, quadrant, query, etc.
- n. An initial sequence in some words of Anglo-Saxon (or other Teutonic) origin, properly written kw-, or as originally cw-, but altered in the Middle English period to qu- in conformity with the spelling of French and Latin words with qu- (see 1). It occurs in quail, quake, qualm, queen, quell, quick, etc. It does not occur medially except in composition.
- n. An initial sequence in some Middle English or modern dialectal (Scotch) variants of words regularly spelled with wh-, as in qual, qwaylle, quhal, for whale; quhilk for whilk (which), quhyp for whip, etc.
- n. An initial sequence of various origin other than the above, as in quaint, quassia, quay, quince, quip, quire, quire, quiver, quoin, quoit, etc. See the etymology of these words.
- n. An abbreviation: of queen, quarterly
- n. of question, or quære, query.
- An abbreviation of quarter.
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