|op-ta'-ti-o||Lat. "hoping for, wishing"|
|Expressing a wish, often ardently.|
|O that thou
hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river,
and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.
Shylock: Why, look you how you storm! / I would be friends with you,
and have your love.
|Sources:||Peacham (1577) K4v|