benedictive

adjective bene·dic·tive \ ¦be-nə-¦dik-tiv \

Definition of benedictive

of a set of verb forms
:expressing a wish :precative used of an aorist optative in Sanskrit and of moods with similar grammatical meaning in other languages

benedictively

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of benedictive

Late Latin benedictus (past participle of benedicere to bless) + English -ive


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