Definition of Benedictive

1. Adjective. Expressing benediction.

Exact synonyms: Benedictory
Partainyms: Benediction, Benediction



Definition of Benedictive

1. a. Tending to bless.

Definition of Benedictive

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or being a benediction or blessing. ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) A particular verbal mood in Sanskrit language. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benedictive

bene
beneaped
beneath
beneathe
beneceptor
benedict
benedictine
benediction
benedictional
benedictionals
benedictionaries
benedictionary
benedictions
benedictive (current term)
benedictives
benedictory
benedicts
benedight
benefact
benefaction
benefactions
benefactive
benefactive case
benefactive cases
benefactive role
benefactor
benefactors
benefactour

Literary usage of Benedictive

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1. A Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners, in Devanâgarî and Roman Letters Throughout by Friedrich Max Müller (1870)
"The so-called benedictive is formed in close analogy to the optative. It differs from the optative by not admitting the full modified verbal base, and, ..."

2. Meditations and Contemplations by James Hervey (1813)
"Should there manifest an extraordinary degree of his benedictive presence ; permit sinfull mortals to approach his Majesty ; and promise " to make them ..."

3. A Practical Grammar of the Sanskrit Language, Arranged with Reference to the by Monier Monier-Williams (1864)
"... or benedictive, ' May I be frequently.' Conditional, ' I should be frequently.' 707. ... benedictive ..."

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