Quaere



[kweer-ee] /ˈkwɪər i/ Archaic.

verb (imperative)
1.
ask; inquire (used to introduce or suggest a question).
noun
2.
a query or question.
/ˈkwɪərɪ/
noun
1.
a query or question
interjection
2.
ask or inquire: used esp to introduce a question

Latin imperative of quaerere “to ask, inquire” (see query (v.)). Hence “one may ask” (1530s) as an introduction to a question.

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