quaerens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of quaerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

quaerēns m, f, n ‎(genitive quaerentis); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

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 quaerentia
ablative quaerente, quaerentī1 quaerentibus
vocative quaerēns quaerentēs quaerentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

Noun[edit]

quaerēns m ‎(genitive quaerentis); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quaerēns quaerentēs
genitive quaerentis quaerentium
dative quaerentī quaerentibus
accusative quaerentem quaerentēs
ablative quaerente quaerentibus
vocative quaerēns quaerentēs

References[edit]

  • quaerens” on page 877/1 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)