quaestor

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quaestor, from an old participle form of quaero.

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quaestor (plural quaestors)

  1. An Ancient Roman official responsible for public revenue and other financial affairs.

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quaestor m (plural quaestoren or quaestors or quaestores, diminutive quaestortje n, feminine quaestrix)

  1. treasurer

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from quaesītor.

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Noun[edit]

quaestor m (genitive quaestōris); third declension

  1. a quaestor
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 6.6
      Caesar partitis copiis cum Gaio Fabio legato et Marco Crasso quaestore celeriterque effectis pontibus adit tripertito, aedificia vicosque incendit, magno pecoris atque hominum numero potitur.
      Caesar, having divided his forces with C. Fabius, his lieutenant, and M. Crassus his questor, and having hastily constructed some bridges, enters their country in three divisions, burns their houses and villages, and gets possession of a large number of cattle and men.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quaestor quaestōrēs
genitive quaestōris quaestōrum
dative quaestōrī quaestōribus
accusative quaestōrem quaestōrēs
ablative quaestōre quaestōribus
vocative quaestor quaestōrēs

References[edit]

  • quaestor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quaestor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “quaestor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • quaestor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • quaestor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • quaestor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin