Origin of gravidClassical Latin gravidus from gravis, heavy: see grave
A woman who is in her last stages of pregnancy is an example of someone who would be described as gravid.
Origin of gravidLatin gravidus from gravis heavy ; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- gra·vid′i·ty grav′id·ness
(comparative more gravid, superlative most gravid)
- Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically.
From Latin gravidus (“laden, pregnant”), from gravis (“heavy”).