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Future passive participle (gerundive) of quaerō


quaerendus m (feminine quaerenda, neuter quaerendum); first/second declension

  1. which is to be sought for
  2. which is to be asked, which is to be questioned
  3. which is to be striven for
  4. which is to be missed, which is to be lacked
  5. which is to be desired


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative quaerendus quaerenda quaerendum quaerendī quaerendae quaerenda
genitive quaerendī quaerendae quaerendī quaerendōrum quaerendārum quaerendōrum
dative quaerendō quaerendō quaerendīs
accusative quaerendum quaerendam quaerendum quaerendōs quaerendās quaerenda
ablative quaerendō quaerendā quaerendō quaerendīs
vocative quaerende quaerenda quaerendum quaerendī quaerendae quaerenda


  • quaerendus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the motive, cause, is to be found in..: causa repetenda est ab aliqua re (not quaerenda)
    • the question has forced itself on my mind: quaerendum esse mihi visum est