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cūr or (older) quōr, adv.

quoi + rei.
I.I. Interrog., why? wherefore? for what reason? quor amat? T.: Me. Non possum. Ch. Quor non? T.: cur ego plebeios magistratūs ... video? etc., L.: Obsequium ventris mihi perniciosius est cur? H. —Implying dissatisfaction: Sed quid ego? quor me excrucio? T.: Cur me querelis exanimas tuis? H.: Eheu me miserum, quor non aut istaec mihi Aetas et formast, etc., T.: cur ego tecum non sum?: quor simulas igitur? T.: cur enim, inquies, etc.—With potential subj., in excuse or deprecating censure: cur aliquos amitteret? etc., Cs.: at propinquis placuit.’ Cur non placeret, cum, etc. —Implying a logical conclusion: animo si isto eras, cur non cecidisti, etc., N.
II.II. Relat., for what reason, wherefore, why, to what purpose, from what motive: duae causae sunt, cur tu debeas, etc.: causa nulla est, cur: Est vero cur quis nolit, etc.? is there any reason why? O.: quid est, cur tu sedeas?: ne cui sit vestrum mirum, cur, etc., T.: demiror, cur dicas, at your saying.—On account of which, by reason of which, wherefore, that: Quid obstat, quor non fiant, T.: Erat nihil cur properato opus esset: en cur arator factus sit: quid sibi (Caesar) vellet, cur veniret? etc., what did he want, that he should come for it? etc., Cs.: ne doleas, cur tibi iunior paeniteat, complaining that, etc., H.: superest, cur vivere sustineam, proles, for whose sake, O.

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