subjunctive

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin subjunctivus (serving to join, connecting, in grammar applies to the subjunctive mode), from subjungere (to add, join, subjoin), from sub (under) + jungere (to join, yoke); see join.

AdjectiveEdit

subjunctive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact. English examples include so be it; I wouldn’t if I were you; were I a younger man, I would fight back; I asked that he leave.

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NounEdit

subjunctive (countable and uncountable, plural subjunctives)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) The subjunctive mood.
  2. (countable) A form in the subjunctive mood.

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AdjectiveEdit

subjunctive

  1. subjunctive

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AdjectiveEdit

subjunctīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of subjunctīvus
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