optative mood, optative(adj)
a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs
indicating an option or wish
relating to a mood of verbs in some languages
"optative verb endings"
a mood of verbs found in some languages (e.g. Old Prussian, Ancient Greek), used to express a wish. English has no inflexional optative mood, but it has modal verbs like "might" and "may" that express possibility.
a verb or expression in the optative mood.
expressing a wish or a choice.
related or pertaining to the optative mood.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
op′ta-tiv, or op-tā′tiv, adj. expressing desire or wish.—n. (gram.) a mood of the verb expressing wish.—adv. Op′tatively. [L. optativus—optāre, -ātum, to wish.]
The numerical value of optative in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of optative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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