Gerundium - Gerund - Latin Grammar - Lateinische Grammatik

  

Gerundium - Gerund

The gerundium is a declinated substantive / noun. To form the gerundium you take a verb without its infinitive ending and add the right gerund ending. It is used like an adjective or a participle.

Declination of the Gerundium

The gerund is declinated following the o- and a-declination table.

amare > ama - nd - i

The gerund is only used in the following forms:

Singular - amandi - “to love”

Case

Gerundium

Nominative

-

Genitive

amand-ī

Dative

amand-ō

Accusative

amand-um

Vocative

-

Ablative

amand-ō

 

Example:

Latin

English

ars aedificandi.

the art of building

legendo lex

by reading the law

 

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