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  • n. Plural form of gerundive.


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  • It seems to me that they may be often translated into English as gerundives in -ing.

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  • There is creativity as you search for synonyms and meld the grammar of the old language into the new oh, Latin gerundives, how I hate you.

    Old English Origins and New York Delicacies

  • Because Latin is such a strongly inflected language, in order to be able to read or write it, you have to learn concepts like cases, subjunctives, the difference between adverbs and adjectives, gerunds and gerundives etc.

    Does Latin "train the brain"?

  • Rosalie very often dreamed – when she ought to have been concentrating upon Latin grammar – of that happy future state in which smiles and kisses would take the place of gerunds and gerundives.

    Just Patty

  • Using this information, an experienced Latinist can derive all of the other forms of the verb. gerunds (verbal nouns mostly found only in earlier Latin), gerundives (verbal adjectives used to express necessity or obligation),

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  • ; and, arguably, conjunctions and prepositions (despite lacking definite signification), along with participles and gerundives (which have tense).

    Peter Abelard

  • Both forms invoke portions of reality ” facts/states of affairs ” that are denoted by that-clauses or by sentential gerundives, viz. the fact/state of affairs that snow is white, or the fact/state of affairs of snow's being white. (2) 's definition of falsehood is committed to there being, existing, entities of this sort that nevertheless fail to obtain;

    The Correspondence Theory of Truth

  • But what about your Ladyship’s Gerunds and gerundives ?

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  • (Rhapsody; Philosophical Writings, pp. It is striking how Mendelssohn writes here in gerundives and infinitives rather than in substantives in order to convey a sense of mental activity: recognizing and approving or even disapproving are actions of the mind in knowing and desiring.

    18th Century German Aesthetics

  • & 6 5; _Ann_ III 24 4 & IV 11 5); its earlier use in verse is not surprising, and (4) gerundives were allowed in Latin verse; here, as at ix 12 '_salutandi_ munere functa _tui_', the hyperbaton compensates for any awkwardness.

    The Last Poems of Ovid


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