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English adjective: optative

1. optative indicating an option or wish

2. optative relating to a mood of verbs in some languages

SamplesOptative verb endings.

Domain categorygrammar

English noun: optative

1. optative a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs

Synonymsoptative mood

Broader (hypernym)modality, mode, mood

Domain categorySanskrit, Sanskritic language

Domain regionEllas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

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