optative mood


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Optative \Op"ta*tive\, a. [L. optativus: cf. F. optatif.]
   Expressing desire or wish. --Fuller.
   [1913 Webster]

   Optative mood (Gram.), that mood or form of a verb, as in
      Greek, Sanskrit, etc., in which a wish or desire is
      expressed.
      [1913 Webster]
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