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- noun A word, mood, or form used to express command.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In grammar, expressing command.
- noun In grammar, a form or construction expressing command.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Grammar) Indicating or expressive of a mild command.
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- adjective grammar, of a verb Inflected to indicate commands, permission or agreement with a request.
- noun 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.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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'.
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 verb used (yirdu) is a jussive (K.S. 364h) and actually establishes as a divine word the situation it outlines.
The jussive ya'aseh is without the usual apocopation ya'as.
Tadshe 'is, of course, a jussive or a yakteel elevatum (K.S. 189), and deshe' and zera 'are cognate objects.
The jussive (tehi) is followed by the cohortative nikhrethah (K.S. 364 g).
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.