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prōdūcō (I lead forth”, “I prolong, perfect passive participial stem: prōduct-) +‎ -īvus



prōductīvus (feminine prōductīva, neuter prōductīvum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (of words) fit for prolongation or lengthening
    • Cassiod., Hist. Eccl. 1.14
  2. (Late Latin, grammar) productive
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Lactantius Placidus to this entry?)


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative prōductīvus prōductīva prōductīvum prōductīvī prōductīvae prōductīva
Genitive prōductīvī prōductīvae prōductīvī prōductīvōrum prōductīvārum prōductīvōrum
Dative prōductīvō prōductīvō prōductīvīs
Accusative prōductīvum prōductīvam prōductīvum prōductīvōs prōductīvās prōductīva
Ablative prōductīvō prōductīvā prōductīvō prōductīvīs
Vocative prōductīve prōductīva prōductīvum prōductīvī prōductīvae prōductīva

Derived terms[edit]



  • prōductīvus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prōductīvus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 1,246/3
  • productívitas” in Leo F. Stelten, editor (1995) Dictionary of ecclesiastical Latin: with an appendix of Latin expressions defined and clarified, Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers