HyperDic: optative

English > 3 senses of the word optative:
ADJECTIVEpertoptativeindicating an option or wish
pertoptativerelating to a mood of verbs in some languages
NOUNrelationoptative, optative mooda mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope / hope
English > optative: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningIndicating an option or wish.
Nounsoptionone of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
Verbsoptselect as an alternative over another
English > optative: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to a mood of verbs in some languages.
Example"optative verb endings"
CategorygrammarThe branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Spanishoptativo
Nounsoptative mooda mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope / hope
English > optative: 3 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope / hope; expressed in English by modal verbs.
Synonymoptative mood
CategorySanskrit, Sanskritic language(Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism)
RegionGreece, Hellenic Republic, EllasA republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula
Broadermood, mode, modalityVerb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
Spanishoptativo

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