Nathan

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈneɪθən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Na‧than

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrewנָתָן(natán, gave). Also short for Jonathan.

Proper noun[edit]

Nathan (countable and uncountable, plural Nathans)

  1. An Old Testament prophet who advised King David.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, 2 Samuel 12:5–7:
      And Dauids anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liueth, the man that hath done this thing, shall surely die. And he shall restore the Lambe fourefold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pittie. And Nathan said to Dauid, Thou art the man: []
  2. The fourth son of King David and father of Mattatha
  3. A male given name from Hebrew, of Biblical origin.
    • 1972, Nate Perlmutter, A Bias of Reflections: Confessions of an Incipient Old Jew, Arlington House, →ISBN, page 27:
      I used to envy my brother his name, and recall once accusing my mother of having favored him, else why did she name me Nathan and him Philip, tell me that, ma, tell me that. He had king Philip and if day-dreaming that association wasn't pleasure enough, there was the then movie star, Phillips Holmes. All I had was Nathan Hale. Admittedly, Nathan Hale would have been fine — except among our schoolyard ditties was the couplet: Nathan Hale, / Nathan Hale, / He shit in a pail, / Shit in a pail. Being a Nathan was sometimes trying.
    • 2007, Rose Lamatt, Lifeline Online, →ISBN, page 128:
      He was so proud he'd had a son. He talked me into naming him Nathan saying he had always loved that name. I was surprised to see when I looked it up in a name book it meant gift from God. And yes that was a very appropriate name.
  4. An English surname originating as a patronymic.
    Alternative form: Nation
  5. An Ashkenazi surname from Hebrew [in turn originating as a patronymic], a variant of Natan.
  6. A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; named for Matthew Nathan, 13th Governor of Queensland.
Usage notes[edit]
  • A popular given name in English-speaking countries from the 1980s.
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given name diminutives
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a 2014 meme which suggested that white people should replace the word nigga in rap songs with Nathan. The present meaning of the term dates from around 2017.[1]

Noun[edit]

Nathan (plural Nathans)

  1. (slang, hip-hop, derogatory) A white hip-hop fan, especially one who listens to white rappers and looks down on mumble rap.
    • 2019 November 25, u/Szillar, “Mumble rappers be like:”, in Reddit[2], r/dankmemes, archived from the original on 30 September 2023:
      A Nathan is a stereotype who usually listens to white rappers like Eminem,logic and NF, and hates new rap
    • 2022 February 28, u/uselessrart, “Mummble acceptance in dhh.”, in Reddit[3], r/IndianHipHopHeads, archived from the original on 30 September 2023:
      Nathans are infinitely worse than mumble/trap fans
    • 2022 December 19, “Hiphop 10 years from now?”, in Reddit[4], r/hiphopheads, archived from the original on 30 September 2023:
      it would be nice if the new fans would go away or at least change who they are completely. i love seeing bladee & company win but these 100 gec ass nathans are like locusts going from one artist's chronically online fanbase to the next. sematary went down quick lol. once fantano reviewed rb3 it was over

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Nathan”, in Know Your Meme[1], launched 2007

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Nathan, from Hebrewנָתָן(natán, gave). Also short for English Jonathan.

Proper noun[edit]

Nathan

  1. (biblical) Nathan
  2. a male given name from Hebrew

French[edit]

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Nathan m

  1. Nathan (biblical prophet)
  2. a male given name, currently popular

German[edit]

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Nathan m (proper noun, strong, genitive Nathans)

  1. Nathan (biblical prophet)
  2. a male given name

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek [Term?], derived from Biblical Hebrewנָתָן(Natán).

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Nāthan m sg (indeclinable)

  1. (biblical) Nathan

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Nāthan
Genitive Nāthan
Dative Nāthan
Accusative Nāthan
Ablative Nāthan
Vocative Nāthan

References[edit]

  • Nathan”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Nathan in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Nathan m

  1. a male given name, variant of Natã