cohortative

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cohortative (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) Inflected to express plea, insistence, imploring, self-encouragement, wish, desire, intent, command, purpose, or consequence.

Usage notes[edit]

The cohortative mood is similar to the jussive mood, except that it only applies to verbs in the first person. Although the cohortative mood is absent from English, it is present in Hebrew.

Noun[edit]

cohortative (plural cohortatives)

  1. (grammar) The cohortative mood.