gerundium

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See also: Gerundium

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

gerundium n

  1. (grammar) a gerund

Usage notes[edit]

Officially, there are no gerunds in the Czech language. However, verbal nouns (podstatná jména slovesná) constitute the equivalent, often even in translations of gerunds (i.e. jumping = skákání, moving = hýbání, creating = vytváření).


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gerundium, from gerundus (which is to be carried out), the gerundive of gerō (bear, carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ɣeːˈrʏn.di.ʏm/

Noun[edit]

gerundium n (plural gerundiums or gerundia, diminutive gerundiumpje n)

  1. gerund

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gerendus (which is to be carried out), future passive participle (gerundive) of gerō (carry, bear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gerundium n (genitive gerundiī or gerundī); second declension

  1. (grammar) gerund

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gerundium gerundia
Genitive gerundiī
gerundī1
gerundiōrum
Dative gerundiō gerundiīs
Accusative gerundium gerundia
Ablative gerundiō gerundiīs
Vocative gerundium gerundia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: gerundi
  • English: gerund
  • Galician: xerundio

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gerundium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gerundium n

  1. (grammar) gerund
    Synonym: odsłownik

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gerundium in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gerundium in Polish dictionaries at PWN