(in shorthand) a word represented by a single sign or symbol.
Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Greek gramma ‘letter of the alphabet, thing written’ + logos ‘word’, on the pattern of words such as catalogue.
“You’ll have to read it, I’m not familiar with the grammalogues used.”
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).