quaestus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Action noun from quaerō. Compare with quaesītus.

Noun[edit]

quaestus m (genitive quaestūs); fourth declension

  1. gain, acquisition, profit, advantage

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quaestus quaestūs
genitive quaestūs quaestuum
dative quaestuī quaestibus
accusative quaestum quaestūs
ablative quaestū quaestibus
vocative quaestus quaestūs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • quaestus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quaestus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “quaestus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • quaestus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to make money: quaestum facere (Fam. 15. 14)
    • to make a profit out of something: quaestui aliquid habere (Off. 2. 3. 13)
    • to enrich oneself at the expense of the state: rem publicam quaestui habere