optative: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (op'tu-tiv), [key]
— Gram. Gram.
- designating or pertaining to a verb mood, as in Greek, that has among its functions the expression of a wish, as Greek íoimen “may we go, we wish we might go.”
- the optative mood.
- a verb in the optative mood.
- optative (Thesaurus)