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Lewis : queror

queror, quĕror, questus, 3, v. dep. a. and n. Sanscr. root, c?*!vas-, to sigh. Lit. In gen., to complain, lament, bewail (class.). 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.

With de: queritur de Milone per vim expulso, Cic. Att. 9, 14, 2: de injuriis alicujus, id. Fam. 1, 4, 3.

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.

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.

In partic., to make a complaint before a court: de proconsulatu alicujus, Plin. Ep. 3, 4, 2.

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.