Origin of gerundive
Related formsger·un·di·val [jer-uh n-dahy-vuh l] /ˌdʒɛr ənˈdaɪ vəl/, adjectivege·run·dive·ly, adverbnon·ge·run·dive, adjectivenon·ge·run·dive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for gerundive
This construction is especially frequent with phrases consisting of a gerundive and a noun.
For the Gerundive as the equivalent of the Gerund, see 339, 1.New Latin Grammar|Charles E. Bennett
In negative sentences the gerundive often conveys this idea of possibility.
The gerundive with esse denotes either physical necessity (must), or moral obligation (ought).
Lovely, with a show of insouciance, bagged three gerunds and one gerundive.The Varmint|Owen Johnson