LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (if) + vīs (you want), the second person of volō (I want). Literally meaning "if you want".

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

vīs (not comparable)

  1. (a parenthetical remark) if you please
  2. if you wish, if you want, if you choose, if you insist upon it, if you're willing, if you prefer

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