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A word, mood, or form used to express command.

[From Latin iussus, past participle of iubēre, to command.]

jus′sive adj.


(Grammar) grammar another word for imperative3
[C19: from Latin jūssus ordered, from jubēre to command]


(ˈdʒʌs ɪv)
1. (esp. in Semitic languages) of or pertaining to a grammatical form expressing a mild command.
2. a jussive form, mood, case, or word.
[1840–50; < Latin juss(us), past participle of jubēre to command + -ive]
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However, the Estonian jussive could qualify as such a case;
I have similar sentiments about the jussive and the English sentence used by the author--"Long live the king
3) mood: indicative, conditional, imperative, jussive, quotative, potential
In this connection, I would add that in Arabic lam + the jussive (cf.
4: Forms such as wayy[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]m[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]t 'and he died' should be explained as consisting of the jussive y[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]m[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]t rather than imperfect indicative, which, in fact, is y[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]mut.
According to an Estonian grammar (EKG II), a reported command is expressed by the jussive.
The jussive forms are derived from the third person imperative forms by way of regrammaticalization: imper 2SG mine koju 'go home' > (imper 3SG mingu koju 'let her/him go home' >) juss 2SG sa mingu koju 'may you go home' (EKG I 236-237; EKG II 37).
because many grammars of Arabic have erroneously claimed that the form is ra, which is a logical conclusion based on the jussive yara.
jussive, cohortative, infinitive construct and absolute, guttural verb, directive he , etc.
paragraph]17b: the jussive verb in lam YHL baynahu wa-bayna dhalika in the last line of the Arabic should be yukhalla.
Hermann who regarded the gu-/ku-marked imperative an independent mood, calling it the concessive mood (Estonian moonev koneviis) or the jussive.
A mood that is similar to the Estonian jussive can be found in Livonian as well, for example, (laz) ma lu'ggog 'I should read'.