1. [ adjective ] (grammar) relating to a mood of verbs in some languages

"optative verb endings"

Related terms: grammar optative_mood
2. [ adjective ] indicating an option or wish
Related terms: option
3. [ noun ] (grammar) a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs
Synonyms: optative_mood
Related terms: mood Sanskrit Greece