utinam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin utinam.

Noun[edit]

utinam (plural utinams)

  1. (obsolete) A fervent wish.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.10:
      now can the Will which hath a power to run into velleities, and wishes of impossibilities, have any utinam of this.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ut + nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

utinam (not comparable)

  1. if only (I wish that), would that

References[edit]

  • utinam in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • utinam in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • utinam in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette