a.1.Filled with desire; eager.
The desireful troops.
- Godfrey (1594).
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Moreover, the author takes up the phrase "we are hurriedly desireful to see you working" (57) which is exactly the literal translation of a Persian idiomatic expression "Ma bisabraneh moshtaghim ta kar shoma ra bebinim" which is used when someone looks forward to seeing somebody.
Homer's word for 'bright' links with Aglauros, turned to stone as punishment for envying her sister, over whom, and not her, in Ovid's Metamorphoses, the desireful Mercury, son of Maia, hovers as a bird of prey.