See also: quæstor

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From Middle English questor, from Latin quaestor, from an old participle form of quaerō.

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quaestor (plural quaestors)

  1. (historical) An Ancient Roman official responsible for public revenue and other financial affairs.
  2. (historical) The Quaestor sacri palatii of the late Roman Empire and Byzantium; first generally a legislator, then judicial official, and eventually an honorary title by the 14th century.
  3. (historical) In the Middle Ages, an officer who announced indulgences.

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quaestor m (plural quaestoren or quaestors or quaestores, diminutive quaestortje n, feminine quaestrix)

  1. treasurer

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 quaestor on Latin Wikipedia

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For Proto-Italic *kʷaistōr, as quaerō +‎ -tor.

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quaestor m (genitive quaestōris); third declension

  1. quaestor
    Hypernym: magistrātus
    • c. 52 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 6.6:
      Caesar partitis copiis cum Gaio Fabio legato et Marco Crasso quaestore celeriterque effectis pontibus adit tripertito, aedificia vicosque incendit, magno pecoris atque hominum numero potitur.
      Caesar, having divided his forces with C. Fabius, his lieutenant, and M. Crassus his questor, and having hastily constructed some bridges, enters their country in three divisions, burns their houses and villages, and gets possession of a large number of cattle and men.

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative quaestor quaestōrēs
Genitive quaestōris quaestōrum
Dative quaestōrī quaestōribus
Accusative quaestōrem quaestōrēs
Ablative quaestōre quaestōribus
Vocative quaestor quaestōrēs

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  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) “quaerō”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 503

Further reading edit

  • quaestor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quaestor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quaestor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • quaestor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • quaestor in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • quaestor”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin