εὐκτική

See also: ευκτική

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

By ellipsis, from the phrase ἡ εὐκτῐκή ἔγκλῐσῐς (hē euktikḗ énklisis, the inflection expressing wishing): see εὐκτῐκός (euktikós). The optative mood was so named because in independent clauses it expresses a wish:

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

εὐκτῐκή (euktikḗf (genitive εὐκτῐκῆς); first declension

  1. (grammar) The optative mood

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: ευκτική (efktikí)
  • Latin: optātīvus (calque)

Further readingEdit