Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Hebrew grammar, noting exhortation or encouragement. Applied to a tense which is a lengthened form of the imperfect (otherwise known as the future) tense, limited almost entirely to the first person, and generally capable of being rendered by prefixing ‘let me’ or ‘let us’ to the verb. Sometimes called the paragogic future, because formed by the addition of a paragogic letter (Hé).
- n. The cohortative tense.
- adj. grammar, of a verb Inflected to express plea, insistence, imploring, self-encouragement, wish, desire, intent, command, purpose, or consequence.
- n. grammar The cohortative mood.
“A certain kind of fictionalist might claim that the real meaning of “Stealing is wrong” should be rendered in the cohortative mood (which in English is not grammatically distinguished from imperative): “Let's pretend that stealing is wrong.””
“The double cohortative lends an urgency to his words, that make it appear that he is eager to receive the blessing.”
“Nedhe'ah is cohortative (K.S. 198 b) and really stronger than our translation can readily reproduce, viz.,”
“Wa'adhabberah is the emphatic cohortative, "would that I might," called also the yaqtul gravatum (K.S. 198 b).”
“The jussive (tehi) is followed by the cohortative nikhrethah (K.S. 364 g).”
“Note also how the imperative is followed by the cohortative in the last two verbs (K.S. 364n; G.K. 108 d).”
“Formally, this is not far from the truth, but it is generally recognized now that there are actually three different PCs: the imperfect (PC1), the preterite (PC2) and the jussive-cohortative (PC3).”
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