Other Word Forms of Quality
Origin of Quality
From Middle English, from Old French qualité, from Latin qualitatem, accusative of qualitas, from qualis (“of what kind"), from Proto-Indo-European *kÊ·o- (“who, how"). Cicero coined qualitas as a calque to translate the Ancient Greek word ποιότης (poiótes, “quality"), coined by Plato from ποῖος (poios, “of what nature, of what kind").
Middle English qualite from Old French from Latin quālitās quālitāt- from quālis of what kind kwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
æqual + -ity
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