- ( UK ) IPA: /dʒəˈrʌndɪv/, SAMPA: /dZ@"rVndIv/
English grammar does not have an exact equivalent to the Latin gerundive. English verbal adjectives ending in -ing are similar, but the Latin gerundive implies a sense of necessity that is lacking from the English construct. For example, the word “agenda” ( i.e. “those things that ought to be done,” not just “things to be done” ) conveys the sense of necessity from the Latin gerundive .
Definition of gerundive by GCIDE Dictionary
- Gerundive a. [L. gerundivus.] Pertaining to, or partaking of, the nature of the gerund; gerundial. -- n. ( Lat. Gram. ) The future passive participle; as, “amandus, i. e., to be loved”.