gnatus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect active participle of gnāscor. From Proto-Italic *gnātos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₁tós (produced, given birth), from *ǵenh₁- (to produce, give birth, beget).

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

gnātus (feminine gnāta, neuter gnātum); first/second-declension participle

  1. Archaic form of nātus.
    • Horatius, Sermones 2.5.30-31 (c. 35 BC, tr. H. Fairclough):
      ... fama civem causaque priorem / sperne, domi si gnatus erit fecundave coniux.
      ... spurn the citizen of the better name and cause / if he have a son at home or a fruitful wife.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative gnātus gnāta gnātum gnātī gnātae gnāta
Genitive gnātī gnātae gnātī gnātōrum gnātārum gnātōrum
Dative gnātō gnātō gnātīs
Accusative gnātum gnātam gnātum gnātōs gnātās gnāta
Ablative gnātō gnātā gnātō gnātīs
Vocative gnāte gnāta gnātum gnātī gnātae gnāta

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