- 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
Examples from the Web for qua
They hated Englishmen, qua Englishmen, and made no secret of it.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But, strictly speaking, this is not a binding of the Will qua Will.Mind and Motion and Monism
George John Romanes
Mundus est la garanne au diable in qua venatur ut capiat animas, et tendit ibi laqueos infinitos.
The leader of the Qua or Singers was himself the only one who acted as qua, when called on to serve the Haga.
Some brave men are selected to act as "qua," part of whom, however, 344 are members of the society.
- in the capacity of; by virtue of being
Word Origin and History for qua
"as, in the capacity of," from Latin qua "where? on which side? at which place? which way? in what direction?" figuratively "how? in what manner? by what method?; to what extent? in what degree?" correlative pronomial adverb of place, from PIE *kwo-, stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (cf. Old English hwa "who;" see who).