英 [kweɪ; kwɑː]
- "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 pronominal adverb of place, from PIE *kwo-, stem of relative and interrogative pronouns (source also of Old English hwa "who;" see who).
- 1. Successful agricultural reform is also a sine qua non of Mexico's modernisation.
- 2. The soldier acted qua soldier, not as a human being.
- 3. Qua father, he pitied the young man; qua judge, he condemned him.
- 作为人之父, 他同情那个年轻人; 作为法官, 他将他定罪.
- 4. Patience is a sine qua non for a good teacher.
- 5. He did it not qua father, but qua judge.
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