HyperDic: optative_mood

English > 1 sense of the expression optative mood:
NOUNrelationoptative mood, optativea mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope / hope
English > optative mood: 1 sense > noun 1, relation
MeaningA mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope / hope; expressed in English by modal verbs.
Synonymoptative
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
Adjectivesoptativerelating to a mood of verbs in some languages

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