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Definition of "jussive" []

  • A word, mood, or form used to express command. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jussive" in a sentence
  • "Although _uiderit_ in these passages clearly has a jussive sense, it is probably future perfect in origin, since _uidero_ 'I shall look after' is quite frequent in Terence and Cicero: see Martin on Ter _Ad_ 437 'de istoc ipse uiderit' and _OLD uideo_ 18b."
  • "But the jussive _petatur_ could be continuing from _ite_ in the first line; compare Statius _Sil_ IV iv 4-5 'atque ubi Romuleas uelox penetraueris arces,/continuo dextras flaui _pete_ Thybridis oras'."
  • "Tadshe 'is, of course, a jussive or a yakteel elevatum (K.S. 189), and deshe' and zera 'are cognate objects."
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