Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, square block of stone, bolt, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellum, diminutive of Latin quadrum square — more at quadrate
Date: 13th century
a square-headed bolt or arrow especially for a crossbow
Etymology: Middle English querele, from Anglo-French, from Latin querela grievance, complaint, from queri to complain
Date: 14th century
1. a ground of dispute or complaint <have no quarrel with a different approach> 2. a usually verbal conflict between antagonists ; altercation Synonyms: quarrel, wrangle, altercation, squabble mean a noisy dispute usually marked by anger. quarrel implies heated verbal contention, stressing strained or severed relations which may persist beyond the contention <a quarrel nearly destroyed the relationship>. wrangle suggests undignified and often futile disputation with a noisy insistence on differing opinions <wrangle interminably about small issues>. altercation implies fighting with words as the chief weapon, although it may also connote blows <a loud public altercation>. squabble stresses childish and unseemly dispute over petty matters, but it need not imply bitterness or anger <a brief squabble over what to do next>. III. intransitive verb (-reled or -relled; -reling or -relling) Date: 14th century 1. to find fault <many people quarrel with the idea — Johns Hopkins Magazine> 2. to contend or dispute actively <quarreled frequently with his superiors — London Calling> • quarreler or quarreller noun
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.