Gerundive



[juh-ruhn-div] /dʒəˈrʌn dɪv/

noun
1.
(in Latin) a verbal adjective similar to the in form and noting the obligation, necessity, or worthiness of the action to be done, as legendus in Liber legendus est, “The book is worth reading.”.
adjective
2.
resembling a .
/dʒɪˈrʌndɪv/
noun
1.
(in Latin grammar) an adjective formed from a verb, expressing the desirability of the activity denoted by the verb
adjective
2.
of or relating to the gerund or gerundive
adj.

early 15c., from Latin gerundivus (modus), from gerundium (see gerund).

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