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2. discussion, percussion => quatere 'shake, strike' => quassare 'shake to pieces, break' => cashier, quash, squash.
4. caste => cid- / cis- "cut" => Latin cassus "empty, void" => quash.
- quash:  Quash goes back ultimately to Latin quatere ‘shake’ (source also of English rescue , which etymologically means ‘shake off, drive away’, and of concussion and percussion). From it evolved quassāre ‘shake to pieces, break’, which passed into Old French as quasser (its modern descendant is casser, from which English gets cashier ‘dismiss from the army’). English took quasser over as quash. Squash  comes ultimately from the Vulgar Latin derivative *exquassāre.
=> concussion, percussion, rescue, squash
- quash (v.)
- "to make void, annul," early 14c., from Old French quasser, casser "to annul, declare void," and directly from Medieval Latin quassare, alteration of Late Latin cassare, from cassus "null, void, empty" (see caste (n.)).
Meaning "to break, crush," is early 14c., from Old French quasser, casser "to break, smash, injure, harm, weaken," from Latin quassare "to shatter," frequentative of quatere (past participle quassus) "to shake," from PIE root *kwet- "to shake" (cognates: Greek passein "to sprinkle," Lithuanian kuteti "to shake up," Old Saxon skuddian "to move violently," German schütteln "to shake," Old English scudan "to hasten").
The words have influenced each other in form and sense since Medieval Latin and now are somewhat grown together. Related: Quashed; quashing.
- 1. Graham attempted to quash rumours of growing discontent.
- 2. Since I knew Gauleiter Sturtz of Brandenburg quite well , I was able to quash the affair.
- 由于我熟识勃兰登堡大区区长施蒂茨, 才使大事化小,小事化了.
- 3. The applicant sought judicial review to quash the order.
- 4. The applicant sought judicial review to quash the bin - dover order.
- 5. I was about to learn how to quash hunger.
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