precative

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Etymology[edit]

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

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precative (comparative more precative, superlative most precative)

  1. Resembling or pertaining to an entreaty.

Noun[edit]

precative (uncountable)

  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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From precātīvus.

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Adverb[edit]

precātīvē (comparative precātīvius, superlative precātīvissimē)

  1. (Late Latin) by prayer; by request

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