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quĕror , questus, 3,
I.v. dep. a. and n. Sanscr. root, c?*!vas-, to sigh.
I. Lit.
A. In gen., to complain, lament, bewail (class.).
(α). With acc.: suas fortunas, to bewail one's fate, Plaut. As. 3, 1, 12: “suum fatum,Caes. B. G. 1, 39, 4: “injuriam,Cic. Att. 5, 8, 2: “omnia,id. Fl. 24: “fortunam,Ov. M. 15, 493: “nova monstra,Hor. C. 1, 2, 6 al.: “labem atque ignominiam rei publicae,Cic. Imp. Pomp. 12, 33.—
(γ). With cum: “quererer tecum, atque expostularem, ni,I would complain to you, Cic. Fam. 3, 10, 7: “cum patribus conscriptis,Liv. 35, 8: “cum deo, quod,Cic. Ac. 2, 25, 81; Vell. 2, 130, 3: “tecum inconsideratae pietatis queror,Sen. Contr. 4, 27, 2.—
(δ). With apud: “apud novercam,Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 80: “apud aliquem per litteras,Cic. Att. 5, 21, 13.— (ε) With dat.: “nec quereris patri?nor complain to your father? Juv. 2, 131.— (ζ) With obj.-clause: “ne querantur se relictas esse,Cic. Tusc. 5, 5, 14.—(η) With quod: “legatos miserunt Athenas questum, quod, etc.,Nep. Chabr. 3, 1: “queri libet, quod in secreta nostra non inquirant principes,Plin. Pan. 68, 8; cf.: “quereris super hoc, quod non mittam carmina,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 24. —(θ) With pro: “haec pro re publicā,in behalf of, in the name of the State, Cic. de Or. 2, 48, 198.— (ι) Absol.: “nisi omni tempore, quod mihi lege concessum est, abusus ero, querere,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 9, § 25: “non injuste,Vell. 2, 40, 6.—
B. In partic., to make a complaint before a court: “de proconsulatu alicujus,Plin. Ep. 3, 4, 2.—
II. Transf., of animals and things that utter a plaintive sound. Of apes: “queri rauco stridore,Ov. M. 14, 100.— “Of the owl,Verg. A. 4, 463. — “In gen., of the song of birds,to complain, lament, to coo, warble, sing, Hor. Epod. 2, 26: “dulce queruntur aves,Ov. Am. 3, 1, 4.—Of a musical instrument: “flebile nescio quid queritur lyra,Ov. M. 11, 52; Hor. C. 2, 13, 24.
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