- gershwin, george,
Origin of gerund
Examples from the Web for gerundial
The gerundial termination -enne, superseded by the infinitive termination -en; as to lufian for to lufienne, or lufigenne.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
This use of the gerundial infinitive is frequent in AR, comp.
The infinitive, or its noun, is used for the gerund, or a gerundial phrase in English.
Those ending in -nes or -ung are feminine (cf. Modern 12 English goodness, and gerundial forms in -ing: seeing is believing).Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book|C. Alphonso Smith
To seye is the gerundial or dative infinitive; see Morris, Hist.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
Word Origin for gerund
1510s, from Late Latin gerundium, from Old Latin gerundum "to be carried out," gerundive of gerere "to bear, carry" (see gest). In Latin, a verbal noun used for all cases of the infinitive but the nominative; applied in English to verbal nouns in -ing.