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Future passive participle (gerundive) of gerō (carry, bear; wear).


gerendus m (feminine gerenda, neuter gerendum); first/second declension

  1. which is to be carried, which is to be borne; which is to be worn


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative gerendus gerenda gerendum gerendī gerendae gerenda
Genitive gerendī gerendae gerendī gerendōrum gerendārum gerendōrum
Dative gerendō gerendō gerendīs
Accusative gerendum gerendam gerendum gerendōs gerendās gerenda
Ablative gerendō gerendā gerendō gerendīs
Vocative gerende gerenda gerendum gerendī gerendae gerenda


  • gerendus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • statesmen: viri rerum civilium, rei publicae gerendae periti or viri in re publica prudentes
    • banished from public life: gerendis negotiis orbatus (Fin. 5. 20. 57)
    • to charge some one with the conduct of a war: praeficere aliquem bello gerendo
    • to change one's tactics: rationem belli gerendi mutare (Liv. 32. 31)