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op•ta•tive



Pronunciation: (op'tu-tiv), [key] Gram.

adj.
designating or pertaining to a verb mood, as in Greek, that has among its functions the expression of a wish, as Greek íoimen “may we go, we wish we might go.”

n.
1. the optative mood.
2. a verb in the optative mood.

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