- the essential quality of a thing
- a trifling distinction; quibble
Origin of quiddityMedieval Latin quidditas from Classical Latin quid, what, neuter of quis, who
- The real nature of a thing; the essence.
- A hairsplitting distinction; a quibble.
Origin of quiddityMedieval Latin quidditās from Latin quid what ; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.