Adjective : precatory overtures. From Dictionary.com.
The perfects ( 'asithi and hizkartssni) are converted and so become hortative or precative futures. From Wordnik.com. [Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1] Reference
Fidei-commissa were created by precative words addressed to the conscience of the heir, and were at first not legally enforceable. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy] Reference
Aside from the inheritance proper, a will could contain legacies whereby things were bequeathed by a single title and by express words; they could be imperative or precative. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy] Reference
Thalhofer (Liturgik, I, 48) has sought to draw a presumption of late date from the form of absolution in n. 29, which is indicative and not precative, absolvimus te vice beati Petri etc. From Wordnik.com. [The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip] Reference
In a future post, time permitting, I might go into these issues and also the question of the prophetic perfect and the precative perfect as poetic usages of SC2, but this necessarily brief survey gives the general idea. From Wordnik.com. [Ralph the Sacred River] Reference
"odd" uses of SC1, such as the precative perfect or the prophetic perfect, are claimed to appear in poetry. From Wordnik.com. [Ralph the Sacred River] Reference
Usually the translations give a different turn to the first words of v. 14 than the original allows for: they make the perfect a precative -- an impossibility -- "but think on me" (A. From Wordnik.com. [Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1] Reference
Bruce Waltke points out that the use of this form to express a wish (the “precative”) can be recognized contextually by its parallelism with the other volitive forms (Waltke-O’Connor, Hebrew Syntax, 30.5.4d). From Wordnik.com. [Solomon’s Song of Love] Reference
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