What Q words have no U?
- Faqih. Definition: a Muslim theologian versed in the religious law of Islam.
- Faqir. Definition 1 a : a Muslim mendicant : a dervish b : an itinerant Hindu ascetic or wonder-worker 2 : an impostor or swindler.
Why is Q followed by U?
Q’s pairing with U is a Latin invention that has its origin in Greek. The letter Koppa, which Q is based on, would appear before a rounded vowel where otherwise a sound like /k/ or /g/ would be used. But, a few other letters, like C, also designated the same sound but in different letter combinations.