The optative re wŏffen, etc. seems to be formed on the imperfect mixed up with the subjunctive.
In the following, an aorist is followed not by an optative, but by a subjunctive.
Should τύπτοιμι be reduced to a past tense, or verberarem be considered an optative mood.
This verb is optative: so are ‘(may) scorch,’ ‘(may) fill,’ ‘may roll,’ and ‘may be crowned.’
It may be sufficient to say that the adherence throughout to the optative rendering, admitted by all in ver.
Associated words: desiderative, desideratum, orectic, optative.
The omission of the French verb disguises the fact, that the one was said in the optative, and the other in the future indicative.
Neither the subjunctive nor the optative has any signs of mood at all, except the negative one of the absence of the augment.
Thus much, if it may please your Lordship, was in the optative mood.
The form aguei is used by Collado in the construction of the optative below.
in reference to grammatical mood expressing wish or desire, 1520s, from Middle French optatif (15c.), from Late Latin optativus, from Latin optatus "wished, desired, longed for," past participle of optare "to choose, wish, desire" (see option).