qua


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qua

 (kwā, kwä)
prep.
In the capacity or character of; as: The president qua head of the party mediated the dispute.

[Latin quā, feminine ablative sing. of quī, who; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]

qua

(kweɪ; kwɑː)
prep
in the capacity of; by virtue of being
[C17: from Latin, ablative singular (feminine) of qui who]

qua


(kwā, kwä),
adv.
as; as being; in the character or capacity of: The work of art qua art can be judged by aesthetic criteria only.
[1640–50; < Latin quā (viā) literally, by which (way) or quā (parte) by which (part)]
Translations

qua

[kweɪ] PREP (frm) → en cuanto, como
let us consider man qua animalconsideremos al hombre en cuanto animal

qua

advals

qua

[kwɑː] prep (frm) → in quanto
References in classic literature ?
if the classical phrase might be pardoned) a sine qua non.
Noel Vanstone (after submitting himself to the sine qua non, and destroying the letter) waited anxiously for results; while Mrs.
Nordau and Lombroso would so classify him, and qua criminal he is of an imperfectly formed mind.
Di qua," said one of the men, descending a little path leading out of the Appian Way.
The reason is that the original statement was inaccurate, for the wing is not said to be relative to the bird qua bird, since many creatures besides birds have wings, but qua winged creature.
If we define a rudder as necessarily having reference to a boat, our definition will not be appropriate, for the rudder does not have this reference to a boat qua boat, as there are boats which have no rudders.
Inde genus durum sumus, experiensque laborum, Et documenta damus qua simus origine nati.
My dear Bunny, they're capital, not only qua verses but for crystallizing your subject and putting it in a nutshell.
Asset Overview - The Qua Ibo Field is located onshore near the mouth of the Qua Ibo River in Akwa Ibom state, approximately two kilometres from the Mobil Producing Nigeria Qua Ibo Terminal.
Frost & Sullivan noted that, by addressing key challenges in both FEDI and Q-SEP applications, QUA has come up with unique design features for both products.
OEPL would have bought a 40 percent participating interest in the Qua-Iboe field (OML 13) and will be designated the Financial and Technical Services Partner, delegated to perform some of the technical and project management duties and obligations of the operator in the development of the Qua Iboe field, upon the minister s approval.
Italian for "here," Qua connotes the myriad and inspirational benefits of "living in the moment," while evoking "aqua," or water, the focus of its Roman Bathing experience and many of its therapeutic services.