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Present Tense, Middle Voice, Optative Mood Verbs - Ancient Greek elearning

Ancient Greek present middle optative verbs express wishes, future possibilities, and are used in a few other situations as well. However, a critical point to remember is that the 'present tense' here does not refer to the temporal present, but to the ongoing aspect of the action to be performed, eg: "(During wartime hostilities) I would be happy to defend my country."

Present active optatives use the present-tense verb stem, and have the following endings: -οιμην, -οιο, -οιτο, οιμεθα, οισθε or -οιντο. Of course, these verb-endings will be modified according to the ancient Greek contraction rules if the word in question is an α-, ε-, or o- contract verb.

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