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【optative】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句本文重定向自 optative mood

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英语(English)

替代形式(Alternative forms)

  • (abbreviation, grammar): opt.

词源(Etymology)

From Middle French optatif, from Late Latin optātīvus, a calque of Ancient Greek εὐκτική (euktikḗ, related to wishing), from Latin optātus, past participle of optāre.

发音(Pronunciation)

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒptətɪv/, /ɒpˈteɪtɪv/
  • Hyphenation: op‧ta‧tive
  • Rhymes: -eɪtɪv

形容词(Adjective)

optative (not comparable)

  1. Expressing a wish or a choice.
    • 1662, Thomas Fuller, History of the Worthies of England
      an optative blessing
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Back Bay, 2006. page 64.
      ... then, in the optative retirement from hard science that building and opening a U.S.T.A-accredited and pedagogically experimental tennis academy apparently represented for him ...
  2. (grammar) Related or pertaining to the optative mood.

翻译(Translations)

名词(Noun)

optative (plural optatives)

  1. (grammar) A mood of verbs found in some languages (e.g. Sanskrit, Old Prussian, Ancient Greek), used to express a wish. English does not have inflectional optative forms.
  2. (grammar) A verb or expression in the optative mood.

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French

形容词(Adjective)

optative

  1. feminine singular of optatif

Latin

形容词(Adjective)

optātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of optātīvus

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