Definition of Optatives

1. Noun. (plural of optative) ¹



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Definition of Optatives

1. optative [n] - See also: optative

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optatives

opsony
opt
opt-outs
opt in
opt out
optable
optant
optants
optation
optations
optative
optative mood
optatively
optatives (current term)
opted
opted in
opted out
opter
opters
opthalmic
opthalmologist
opthalmology
opthalmoscope
opthamology
optic
optic agnosia
optic ataxia
optic atrophy

Literary usage of Optatives

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1. Syntax of Classical Greek from Homer to Demosthenes: First Part: The Syntax by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Charles William Emil Miller (1900)
"... I had believed " are subjunctives, or rather optatives. 363. The differences to be specially noted are these : i. EXPRESSION OF POSSIBILITY, POWER, ..."

2. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1896)
"Thirty-five years ago I called these optatives final, and classed them with l-^uv ... But after considering the cases of " extended " deliberative optatives ..."

3. The Beginner's Greek Book by Ivory Franklin Frisbee (1898)
"Change the subjunctives in 556, 558, 560, to optatives of wishing. 2. Change the optatives in 562 to potential optatives, and the optatives in 564 to ..."

4. Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb by William Watson Goodwin (1890)
"A distinction of optatives with et into wishes and suppositions, based on the wishing or non-wishing nature of the verb, is often arbitrary. ..."

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