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Do you mean "Quaecumque"

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 21, 2000

In Reply to: Quae cun que posted by Frankie on July 21, 2000

If you do then the word is a prepositional phrase meaning:
whoever; whatever; everyone who, all that, anything that; who/whatever, no matter who/what, in any time/way

The meaning can change depending on it's placement in the sentence. For example:

This is from Phillipians 4:8. Note that verse is a complicated mess in any language:

De cetero, fratres, quaecumque sunt vera, quaecumque pudica, quaecumque iusta, quaecumque sancta, quaecumque amabilia, quaecumque bonae famae -- si qua virtus, si qua laus, haec cogitate.
4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.