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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Quaint

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QUAINT (0. Fr. cointe, from Lat. cognitus, known, probably influenced by association with Lat. comptus, neat), an adjective meaning unusual or fanciful, often applied to things with a sense of old-fashioned charm or prettiness. "Queer," which has much the same meaning, is of doubtful etymology, but is generally taken as adapted from Ger. quer, crooked.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Quaint'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/q/quaint.html. 1910.

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