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 quaerō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

quaestiō f ‎(genitive quaestiōnis); third declension

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • quaestio” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
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