Origin: ME quair < OFr quaer, book of loose pages < VL quaternum, paper packed in lots of four pages < L quaterni, four each: see quaternary
See quire in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English quayer, four double sheets of paper
Origin: , from Old French quaer
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *quaternus
Origin: , from Latin quaternī, set of four, four each
Origin: , from quater, four times; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.
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