One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or relating to the action of pondering; deliberative.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. Originally from classical Latin ponderāt-, past participial stem of ponderāre ponder + -ive. In later use probably after Spanish ponderativo evaluative.
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