si vis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sī 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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