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gerundive Syllabification: ger·un·dive
Pronunciation: /jəˈrəndiv/

Definition of gerundive in English:


(In Latin) a form that is derived from a verb but that functions as an adjective, denoting something “that should or must be done.”.
Example sentences
  • The Turkish sentence has an economy of words and an elegance which are due to the language being agglutinative, using participles, gerundives, and gerunds.
  • They were copies of ‘Anglice Reddenda’, a very nice example of a gerundive: ‘Things to be translated into English’.
  • I said all of the above emphasised with many gerundives of the vernacular terms for pundendum.


Middle English (in the sense 'gerund'): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) 'gerundive (mood)', from gerundium (see gerund).

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