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 (prĕk′ə-tôr′ē) also prec·a·tive (-tĭv)
Relating to or expressing entreaty or supplication.

[Late Latin precātōrius, from Latin precārī, to entreat; see precarious.]
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Adj.1.precative - expressing entreaty or supplication; "precatory overtures"
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Moreover, a precative would not make sense here, given the-ma connecting this verb to usesi in line 6, a 3rd person singular preterite S of wasum.
(10) <<Fideicomissum est, quod non civilibus verbis, sed precative relinquitur nec ex rigore iuris civilis proficiscitur, sed ex voluntate datur relinquientis.
He suggests the HE sign is homonymous with HE2; he2 is the Sumerian grammatical equivalent of the Akkadian precative particle lu; and lu is written with the LU sign, which is the sign normally used in the syllabic writing of the name lu-lu-bu-umki.
This grammatical difference, i.e., the use of the first person singular instead of the third person singular of the precative, is dictated by context.
The protasis domain consists of IPARRAS forms, and the apodosis of PRECATIVE or IMPERATIVE froms.3 The boundary between the protasis and apodosis domains is marked by the absence of -ma between them and by the shift from LPARRAS forms to PRECATIVE/IMPERA-TIVE forms, as well as their negitive counterpart, the PROHIBITIVE.
Such documents generally use the /ha-/ prefix, expressing the precative, most often used with the verb sum, 'to give', as is the case here.
If correctly restored (and there is no reason to doubt this), the phrase [li]bukunt-ma Hani nagabsun begins with a G precative verbal form.
The second pattern (Cohen 2005a, chapter 5) is much less common, and its main characteristic is a precative form functioning as protasis (which is connected forward, again, by -ma ie [right arrow]), whereas the apodosis can house any (non-)verbal form with the expection of iprus and iptaras.
equivalent of the precative liprus in other corpora.