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quĕo , īvi and ii, ĭtum, v. n. etym. dub.; cf. Sanscr. ?*!vay āmi, am strong or able,
I.to be able, I (thou, he, etc.) can (class.; esp. freq. with a negation; Cic. does not use nequeo in the first pers. sing.; for a full account of the forms in use, v. Neue, Formenl. 2, p. 607 sqq.; cf.: possum, polleo, valeo).—With inf.: “non queo reliqua scribere,Cic. Fam. 14, 1, 5: “non quis,Hor. S. 2, 7, 92: “non quit sentire dolorem,Lucr. 3, 647: “ut quimus,Ter. And. 4, 5, 10: “quod vos dicere non quitis,Arn. 3, 104: “quod manu non queunt tangere,Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 10: “queam,Hor. S. 2, 5, 2; Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 5: “queas,id. ib. 4, 8, 74; Hor. S. 2, 5, 10: “queat,Sall. C. 58, 15: “queamus,Verg. A. 10, 19: “si queant,Just. 5, 4, 15: “non quibam,Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 31: “quibat,id. Rud. 3, 1, 8; Vulg. Dan. 8, 7: “quirem,Plaut. Merc. prol. 55: “quiret,Cic. Off. 3, 15, 62; Tac. A. 1, 66: “quirent,Stat. S. 5, 3, 60: “nec credere quivi,Verg. A. 6, 463: “quivit,Ter. And. 4, 1, 31; Nep. Att. 19, 2: quiit, Att. ap. Macr. S. 6, 1: “quivimus,Vulg. Dan. 13, 39: “quistis,Juvenc. 2, 679: quiverunt, Quadrig. ap. Gell. 15, 1: “quivere,Tac. H. 3, 25: “quivero,Vulg. Exod. 32, 30: “quiverit,Liv. 4, 24; Tac. A. 1, 66: “quierit,Lucr. 6, 855: “quiveritis,Arn. 5, 161: “quiverint,Hier. in Isa. 8, 24, 13: “quissent,Aus. Epigr. 139: “quibo,Plaut. Mil. 4, 6, 25: “quibunt,Arn. 7, 218: “quiens,App. M. 6, p. 175, 9; in abl.: “queunte,Cod. Just. 1, 3, 46: “quire,Gell. 11, 9, 1: “quisse,Lucr. 5, 1422.— “Affirmatively: hoc queo dicere,Cic. Sen. 10, 32: “habere quod queant dicere,id. Lael. 20, 71; id. Tusc. 5, 37, 108: “queat,id. Rep. 2, 3, 6: “queamus,id. de Or. 1, 58, 250: “queunt,Sall. J. 44, 5; Col. 2, 2, 22. — In pass.: si non sarciri quitur, Caecil. ap. Diom. p. 380 P.: “percipi queuntur, Att. ib.: suppleri queatur,Lucr. 1, 1045: “subigi queantur,Plaut. Pers. 2, 2, 12: neque vi impelli, neque prece quitus sum, could not be driven, Att. ap. Diom. p. 380 P.: “forma nosci non quita est,Ter. Hec. 4, 1, 57.—As dep.: “pollicitus ita facturum, ne sic quidem quitus est,could not, was not able, App. Mag. p. 274, 17.
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