quiddity (n.) Old form(s): Quiddits
subtlety, nicety, quibble
1H4 I.ii.45[Falstaff to Prince Hal] What, in thy quips and thy quiddities?
Ham V.i.97[Hamlet to Horatio, of the skull of a lawyer] Where be his quiddities now [Q2; F Quiddits]
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