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