Examples of quiddity
<for all of her quiddities, she is a very wise and generous lady>
<Rembrandt's genius was his unparalleled ability to render a person's quiddity in a single portrait.>
Origin of quiddity
Middle English quidite, from Medieval Latin quidditat-, quidditas essence, from Latin quid what, neuter of quis who — more at who
First Known Use: 14th century
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