American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A word, mood, or form used to express command.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In grammar, expressing command.
- n. In grammar, a form or construction expressing command.
- adj. grammar, of a verb Inflected to indicate commands, permission or agreement with a request.
- n. grammar The jussive mood, a verb inflection used to indicate a command, permission or agreement with a request; an instance of a verb so inflected.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Grammar) Indicating or expressive of a mild command.
- From Latin iussus, past participle of iubēre, to command. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Note the enclitic na ', intensifying or adding vividness to a jussive in v. 7 and to a hortative in v. 8 (K.S. 355 b),.”
“Similarly, Japheth is in the blessing by an equally apt paronomasia, associated with the analogous root pathah, "be open"; Hifil imperfect jussive yapht, "cause to be open" -- "grant ample territory.”
“The jussive ya'aseh is without the usual apocopation ya'as.”
“The jussive (tehi) is followed by the cohortative nikhrethah (K.S. 364 g).”
“The verb used (yirdu) is a jussive (K.S. 364h) and actually establishes as a divine word the situation it outlines.”
“Of the use of the jussive future in prohibition we have a conspicuous example in the Ten Commandments (Ex. 20: 13-17: Dt. 5: 17-21) - Ou moicheuseis, Ou klepseis ktl.”
“In the N.T. the jussive future is often used in passages quoted from the LXX.”
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