jussive


adjective

  1. (especially in Semitic languages) expressing a mild command.

noun

  1. a jussive form, mood, case, construction, or word.

adjective

  1. grammar another word for imperative (def. 3)

“grammatical mode expressing command,” 1846, from Latin iuss-, past participle stem of iubere “to bid, command,” from PIE *yeudh- “to move violently, fight;” + -ive.

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