quaerens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of quaerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

quaerēns (genitive quaerentis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. seeking, looking for
  2. asking, questioning, inquiring
  3. striving for; endeavoring
  4. missing, lacking
  5. desiring

Declension[edit]

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative quaerēns quaerentēs quaerentia
Genitive quaerentis quaerentium
Dative quaerentī quaerentibus
Accusative quaerentem quaerēns quaerentēs
quaerentīs
quaerentia
Ablative quaerente
quaerentī1
quaerentibus
Vocative quaerēns quaerentēs quaerentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

Noun[edit]

quaerēns m (genitive quaerentis); third declension

  1. (law) a plaintiff or complainant
    nec alicui quaerentī respondēre possit
    no plaintiff whatsoever may be able to answer

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative quaerēns quaerentēs
Genitive quaerentis quaerentium
Dative quaerentī quaerentibus
Accusative quaerentem quaerentēs
quaerentīs
Ablative quaerente quaerentibus
Vocative quaerēns quaerentēs

References[edit]

  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976) , “quaerens”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 877/1