QOMA verb transitive (From qo, the best, eminent, and uma, to stand.) 
  1. To insist on the best; hence, to select; to take by way of preference from things offered; 
  2. To prefer; to choose; to make choice; 
  3. To regard one more than another.
Excerpt from Jacob Ludwig Dohne's dictionary published by GJ Pike's Machine Printing Office in 1857.