Quiddit
Quiddit Quid"dit, n. [Cf. {Quiddity}, {Quillet}, and {Quibble}.] A subtilty; an equivocation. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

By some strange quiddit or some wrested clause. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


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  • quiddit — quid·dit …   English syllables

  • quiddit — ˈkwidə̇t, usu ə̇d.+V noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin quidditas, quiditas archaic : a quibbling subtlety …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quiddities — Quiddity Quid di*ty, n.; pl. {Quiddities}. [LL. quidditas, fr. L. quid what, neut. of quis who, akin to E. who: cf. F. quiddit[ e].] 1. The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity, of a thing; that which answers the question, Quid est? or,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quiddity — Quid di*ty, n.; pl. {Quiddities}. [LL. quidditas, fr. L. quid what, neut. of quis who, akin to E. who: cf. F. quiddit[ e].] 1. The essence, nature, or distinctive peculiarity, of a thing; that which answers the question, Quid est? or, What is it? …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quillet — Quil let, n. [L. quidlibet what you please. Cf. {Quiddit}, and {Quibble}.] Subtilty; nicety; quibble. Nice, sharp quillets of the law. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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