gravid

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gravidus (laden, pregnant), from gravis (heavy).

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gravid (comparative more gravid, superlative most gravid)

  1. Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically.
    • 1921, Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow:
      In vast state incubators, rows upon rows of gravid bottles will supply the world with the population it requires. The family system will disappear; society, sapped at its very base, will have to find new foundations; and Eros, beautifully and irresponsibly free, will flit like a gay butterfly from flower to flower through a sunlit world.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      The gravest problems of obstetrics and forensic medicine were examined with as much animation as the most popular beliefs on the state of pregnancy such as the forbidding to a gravid woman to step over a country stile lest, by her movement, the navelcord should strangle her creature
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas:
      One slender hand was raised in a graceful gesture gravid with meaning.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 568:
      The minute she'd settled into the seat next to him, her billowing widow's rig had got redisposed to reveal her neatly gravid waistline, at which, now, he nodded.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gravidus (laden, pregnant), from gravis (heavy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡraviːd/, [ɡ̊ʁɑˈviðˀ]

Adjective[edit]

gravid

  1. pregnant (carrying an unborn child)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of gravid
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular gravid 2
Neuter singular gravidt 2
Plural gravide 2
Definite attributive1 gravide
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gravidus

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gravid (neuter singular gravid, definite singular and plural gravide)

  1. pregnant

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gravidus

Adjective[edit]

gravid (neuter singular gravid, definite singular and plural gravide)

  1. pregnant

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French gravide, Italian gravido, Latin gravidus.

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gravid m or n (feminine singular gravidă, masculine plural gravizi, feminine and neuter plural gravide)

  1. pregnant

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Swedish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

gravid (not comparable)

  1. pregnant (carrying an unborn child, generally only applied to humans)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of gravid
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular gravid
Neuter singular gravitt
Plural gravida
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 gravide
All gravida
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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