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A verbal adjective in Latin that in the nominative case expresses the notion of fitness or obligation and in other cases functions as a future passive participle.
[Middle English gerundif, from Late Latin gerundīvus, from gerundium, gerund; see gerund.]
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(Grammar) (in Latin grammar) an adjective formed from a verb, expressing the desirability of the activity denoted by the verb
(Grammar) of or relating to the gerund or gerundive
[C17: from Late Latin gerundīvus, from gerundium gerund]
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1. a Latin verbal adjective similar to the gerund in form and expressing the obligation, necessity, or worthiness of the action to be done, as legendus in Liber legendus est “The book is worth reading.”adj.
2. resembling a gerund.
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n → Gerundivum nt
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1. adj → gerundivo/a
2. n → gerundivo
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