quaestio

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin quaestio (inquiry)

NounEdit

quaestio (plural quaestiones)

  1. (law) (in ancient Rome) A commission to inquire into a criminal matter given to a citizen (the quaesitor) who then reported to whoever appointed him.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From quaestus, from quaesitus, from quaerō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

quaestiō f (genitive quaestiōnis); third declension

  1. seeking
  2. inquiry, investigation, questioning, question
  3. inquisition

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative quaestiō quaestiōnēs
genitive quaestiōnis quaestiōnum
dative quaestiōnī quaestiōnibus
accusative quaestiōnem quaestiōnēs
ablative quaestiōne quaestiōnibus
vocative quaestiō quaestiōnēs

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 12:43