quaestus

meisenimverbis

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I've been seeing it in Apuleius, as 'job', 'work'. In Portuguese we have an expression, "ganha-pão" which seems very proper to use (specially in the context Apuleius is using it, in the beginning of the Metamorphoses. Main meaning though is given as 'gain', 'acquisition', 'profit'.

Could I use it as (that is, does it occur) with a genitive? quaestus alicuius (?)

It'd seem right, but it's certainly a candidate for a misuse...
 

Quasus

Civis Illustris
If you need examples, you can always check Forcellini. In this case quaestus I. 2. a. (the ganha-pão meaning) there is an example with suus as well as with dativus possessivus, so why not with a genitive? (Besides, you may find useful examples with quaestum occupare, facere and colere, instituere.)
 

Pacifica

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meisenimverbis

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pronunciation*

Sorry about that. lol
 
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