precative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin precativus (of prayer), derived from precatio (prayer).

AdjectiveEdit

precative (comparative more precative, superlative most precative)

  1. Resembling or pertaining to an entreaty.

NounEdit

precative (plural precatives)

  1. (grammar) Mode expressing a wish, a prayer.
    • 2002, Richard Caplice, Introduction to Akkadian[1]:
      The precative expresses a wish (may...!); it is formed by preposing the particle lu to the stative or the preterite.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From precātīvus.

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AdverbEdit

precātīvē (comparative precātīvius, superlative precātīvissimē)

  1. (Late Latin) by prayer; by request

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