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In the book I am reading (Patrick Fairbairn, The Interpretation of Prophecy, 2nd ed., 1865), the abbreviation "sq." is used sometimes in referencing both Scripture and other books (as "Typology of Scripture, vol. i. p. 100 sq." or "Ezek xxvi. 7, sq."). What does "sq." mean in this context?

(Instances of this abbreviation's usage may be found at Google Books here.)

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Sq. is short for the Latin word sequiturque, which means the following.

So p. 100 sq. means page 100 and those following pages.

Here's the source.

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I would have guessed "and subsequent." +1 for getting the Latin! –  Affable Geek Jan 10 '12 at 21:02
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FYI: I think it's more common today to write "ff" for "following", as in, "p. 100 ff" meaning "page 100 and following". (Not diagreeing with your answer, just making a random observation.) –  Jay Jan 10 '12 at 22:38
    
IMHO, 100 sq means 'pages 100 and 101'; '100 and the following pages' is 100 sqq. (Or, of course, f and ff.) –  TimLymington Mar 5 '12 at 15:28

Per MW:

sq. [Latin sequens; sequentes; sequentia] the following

NB: sequiturque means "followed by a...," not "the following."

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