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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that mood or form of a verb, as in Greek, Sanskrit, etc., in which a wish or desire is expressed.

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  • n. a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs

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