optative mood definition

  • adjective:
    • that feeling or form of a verb, as with Greek, Sanskrit, etc., by which a wish or desire is expressed.
  • noun:
    • a mood (as with Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs

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