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Q: Meaning of 'Quo'? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Meaning of 'Quo'?
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: pat79-ga
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Posted: 01 Oct 2006 21:28 PDT
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Question ID: 770060
I am looking for the meaning of the word: Quo 

I believe it is a latin word which could mean 'where' (as in Quo
Vadis) and 'what' (Quo moto). Am I correct in assuming that Quo could
mean both where & what? What other meanings could Quo represent.

Subject: Re: Meaning of 'Quo'?
Answered By: denco-ga on 02 Oct 2006 00:18 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Howdy pat79-ga,

The Wiktionary website provides the forms/meanings of the Latin word "quo."

I have added some examples.


- who[m]
[de quo hic liber multa dicit - about whom this book says many things]

- which
[Status quo - State in which (things are)]

- what
[Quid pro quo. - What for what.]


- where
[Quo vadis? - Where are you going?]


- what

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

Referenced the Wiktionary.

Various searches on "quo" and other terms, such as "who," "which" and "what."

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
pat79-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Meaning of 'Quo'?
From: probonopublico-ga on 01 Oct 2006 21:39 PDT
What about 'Status Quo'?
Subject: Re: Meaning of 'Quo'?
From: denco-ga on 03 Oct 2006 20:32 PDT
Thanks for the 5 star rating, pat79-ga.

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher

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