Variant of gerundive
- in Latin, a verbal adjective with a typical gerund stem form, used as a future passive participle expressing duty, necessity, fitness, etc. (Ex.: delenda in delenda est Carthago, “Carthage must be destroyed”)
- in other languages, any of various forms analogous to this
Origin: Middle English gerundif from Late Latin gerundivus from gerundium: see gerund
- gerundival adjective
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