qua

[ kwey, kwah ]
/ kweɪ, kwɑ /

adverb

as; as being; in the character or capacity of: The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.

Origin of qua

1640–50; < Latin quā feminine ablative singular of quī who
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qua

/ (kweɪ, kwɑː) /

preposition

in the capacity of; by virtue of being

Word Origin for qua

C17: from Latin, ablative singular (feminine) of qui who
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