qua
preposition Etymology: Latin, which way, as, from ablative singular feminine of qui who — more at who Date: 1647 in the capacity or character of ; as <
confusion of the role of scientist qua scientist with that of scientist as citizen — Philip Handler
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  • qua — pronounced kway or kwah, is a somewhat formal word, with the air of philosophy and logic about it, derived from the Latin relative pronoun qui, and is used in English with the meaning ‘considered as’ or ‘in the capacity of’ when a person or thing …   Modern English usage

  • qua — / kwä, kwā/ prep [Latin, which way, as, from ablative singular feminine of qui who]: in the capacity or character of a legitimate interest of the stockholder qua stockholder Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • qua — avv. [lat. eccu(m ) hac ] (radd. sint.). 1. [nel luogo vicino a chi parla: mi trovo q. per caso ] ▶◀ in questo luogo (o posto), qui, [se il luogo è posto in basso] quaggiù, [se il luogo è posto in alto] quassù. ◀▶ (lett., burocr.) ivi, là, lì.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • qua — <lat. ; »auf der Seite, wo ...; inwieweit, wie«>: 1. (Präposition) a) mittels, durch, auf dem Wege über, z. B. qua Amt festsetzen; b) gemäß, entsprechend, z. B. den Schaden qua Verdienstausfall bemessen. 2. (Konjunktion) [in der… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Qua — Qua, conj. [L., abl. of qui who.] In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as. [1913 Webster] It is with Shelley s biographers qua biographers that we have to deal. London Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Qua — (lat.), als, insofern, in seiner Eigenschaft als –, z.B. qua König, d. i. als König; qua talis, als solcher, als der er sein soll …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • qua — [kwa:, kweı US kwa:] prep formal used to show you are talking about the basic nature or job of someone or something ▪ Money, qua money, cannot provide happiness. →↑sine qua non …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • qua — <lateinisch> ([in der Eigenschaft] als; gemäß); qua Beamter; qua amtliche, auch amtlicher Befugnis …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • qua — als, in der Eigenschaft als…; qua Mediziner (muss ich sagen…) [Etym.: lat.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • qua — [ kweı, kwa ] preposition FORMAL as: used for describing the character or position of someone or something in a particular situation: the novelist qua narrator …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • qua — as, in the capacity of, from L. qua, ablative singular fem. of qui who, from PIE *kwo , stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (Cf. O.E. hwa who, hwæt what; Goth. hvas who; Gk. posos how much? ) …   Etymology dictionary

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