From Latin hic est quæstio (here is the question).
From Proto-Indo-European *gʰi-ḱe (“this, here”), from *gʰi + *ḱe- (“here”). First element cognate with Ancient Greek γε (ge, intensifying particle), Czech že (“that”, conjunction). Second element cognate with Latin cis (“on this side”), ce-dō, Ancient Greek ἐ-κε-ῖνος (e-ke-înos, “that”), Old Irish cē (“here”), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌼𐌼𐌰 (himma, “to this”). More at he, here.