desiderative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēsīderātīvus.

Adjective[edit]

desiderative (comparative more desiderative, superlative most desiderative)

  1. Having or indicating wish or desire.
  2. (grammar) Of a verb expressing a wish.

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Noun[edit]

desiderative (plural desideratives)

  1. (linguistics, grammar) A verbal mood that has the meaning of “wanting to do something”, found in languages such as Ancient Greek and Sanskrit; the optative.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de.zi.de.raˈti.ve/, (traditional) /de.si.de.raˈti.ve/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ive
  • Hyphenation: de‧si‧de‧ra‧tì‧ve

Adjective[edit]

desiderative

  1. feminine plural of desiderativo

References[edit]

  1. ^ desidero in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)