quaerens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of quaerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

quaerēns m or f or 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 quaerēns quaerentēs quaerentia
Genitive quaerentis quaerentis quaerentium quaerentium
Dative quaerentī quaerentī quaerentibus quaerentibus
Accusative quaerentem quaerēns quaerentēs, quaerentīs quaerentia
Ablative quaerente, quaerentī1 quaerente, quaerentī1 quaerentibus quaerentibus
Vocative quaerēns 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]

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