jussive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Of or in the jussive mood (see below)
  • Italian: iussivo
  • Portuguese: jussivo

jussive (uncountable)

  1. (grammar, uncountable and countable) The jussive mood, a verb inflection used to indicate a command, permission or agreement with a request; an instance of a verb so inflected.
    • 1990, Bruce K. Waltke, Michael Patrick O′Connor, An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=jZlwYGilLW0C&pg=PA566&lpg=PA566&dq=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=_AhOBygarj&sig=rybiBCQDA4Kf9uQ_sS0zNNzmCvM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2DRYULHaEIK4iQeI2IDwAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 566],
      For example, in the Aaronide blessing, only two of the six verbs are formally jussives, yet all have the same volitional sense.
    • 2003, Robert E. Longacre, Joseph: A Story of Divine Providence: A Text Theoretical and Textlinguistic Analysis of Genesis 37 and 39-48, 2nd edition, footnote, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SRjiOMBpP6QC&pg=PA121&lpg=PA121&dq=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=Cmp_RZjjoy&sig=cQWAUoG8AKZcv-07Rdvf6EsoTZc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2DRYULHaEIK4iQeI2IDwAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 121],
      As far as the jussive goes — ignoring the very few occurrences of this in first person — it can be noted that most of the second-person jussives are in negative commands.
    • 2003, Sharon Rose, The formation of Ethiopian Semitic internal reduplication, Joseph Shimron (editor), Language Processing and Acquisition in Languages of Semitic, Root-Based, Morphology, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=GK6u6YzNWl0C&pg=PA90&lpg=PA90&dq=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=SxaAcJrM7g&sig=OYVzv3oiqrOzsbJd7z1XE-J7X80&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2DRYULHaEIK4iQeI2IDwAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 90],
      If, on the other hand, reference is made purely to the root, we would expect all frequentative jussives to appear with a front element, producing *mɨt′ət′ɨs instead of mɨt′ət′ɨs (19d).
    • 2006, Robert Ray Ellis, Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=dQudZ_1JDUkC&pg=PA174&lpg=PA174&dq=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=w1LIBHFmAJ&sig=rT9ny8f3KvleplS31n12rBGZ5z0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2DRYULHaEIK4iQeI2IDwAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22jussive%22|%22jussives%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 174],
      The jussive and cohortative usually convey more indirect, or more subtle, expressions of volition than the imperative does.
  2. (Arabic grammar) A verbal mood of vague or miscellaneous senses, occurring after some particles and in conditional clauses.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: jussif
  • German: Jussiv; i in Arabic grammar usually: Apokopat
  • Portuguese: jussivo
  • Russian: юсси́в
  • Spanish: yusivo

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