Thursday, November 10, 2011

Q without U

These are words that begin with Q and not followed by U; in random order. Is there anything that's not new to you or have you used some in speech, writing, or word games?

1. qadi - an Islamic judge
2. qat - leaves chewed like tobacco or used to make tea
3. qabala - an esoteric or occult matter
4. qi - circulating life energy in Chinese philosophy 
5. qiang - the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Sichuan
6. qepig - 100 qupig equal 1 manat
7. qabalistic - having a secret or hidden meaning
8. qibla - direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for daily prayers
9.  qatari - a native or inhabitant of Qatar
10. qing - the last imperial dynasty of China
11. qaid- Muslim tribal chief
12. qiviut - musk-ox wool
13. qanat - underground tunnel for irrigation

More here and on crosswordsolver.
Thanks to Megan and Janet for hosting Thursday Thirteen


  1. Excellent topic idea. I can honestly say I have only heard of a few of these, and those with alternate spellings. My post

  2. Yeah like qabalistic. It's sometimes spelled cabalistic. I'm not familiar with most of them. Seriously.

  3. What a great idea for a TT. I like the word qi.

  4. I am a qi gong healer - so qi is my favorite word on the list - who knew there were so many q words with out a u

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  5. I've used #2 and #4 in Words with Friends, and I've personally used Qi in my PsiCorps series. Beyond that I only recognize 9 & 10.

    Great idea for TT!

    Happy T13,

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  6. I'm embarrassed to say how many know. I'll be doing some investigating today lol Great Scrabble words!
    Happy T13!

  7. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Whenever I see a word with a Q and no U it just looks sooo wrong.

  8. thanks! those would be useful when I play scrabble.

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  9. I'm with Adelle -- I want to thank you for significantly upping my Scrabble game! I have only used "qi."

  10. Huh. Most of these words I didn't know.

  11. Thank you thank you thank you for this list! I love to play scrabble and I always love to find lists to use a q without a u!

  12. Who knew all those Q's had no U :)

    Have a great day!

  13. I love #7! I want to make use of that word in my life!

  14. Great idea for a T13 - the only one on the list that I've used is qi, though I call it 'chi'.



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