quaeso

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unrhotacized form of quaerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

quaeso (present active quaesō, present infinitive quaesere)

  1. I beg or ask (for).
  2. I seek.
  3. (in first-person) please

Conjugation[edit]

The verb was used by classical authors; mainly in the first person singular present, quaeso. Other attested forms listed in the Oxford Latin Dictionary are:

  • quaesit, third person singular present active indicative
  • quaesumus, first person plural present active indicative
  • quaesitur, third person singular present passive
  • quaesere, present active infinitive
  • quaesentibus, dative or ablative plural of *quaesens, present active participle
  • quaesendum, inflected form of *quaesendus, future active participle