Relating to the writing of letters.
Originally from Latin, and gives its name to literary works written as a series of letters or messages.
“It’s one of my favourite epistolary novels!”
“We keep an epistolary relationship, even after all these years.”
Gerundive (noun) (grammar)
A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.
Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).