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Perfect active participle of innāscor (grow; arise, originate in).


innātus (feminine innāta, neuter innātum); first/second-declension participle

  1. arisen, originated in, having arisen or originated in
  2. innate, inborn, inherent, natural, native
    Synonym: genuinus


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative innātus innāta innātum innātī innātae innāta
Genitive innātī innātae innātī innātōrum innātārum innātōrum
Dative innātō innātō innātīs
Accusative innātum innātam innātum innātōs innātās innāta
Ablative innātō innātā innātō innātīs
Vocative innāte innāta innātum innātī innātae innāta


  • English: innate
  • French: inné
  • Italian: innato
  • Portuguese: inato
  • Old French: enné
  • Spanish: innato


  • innatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • innatus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • innatus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • innatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) innate ideas: notiones animo (menti) insitae, innatae
    • (ambiguous) something is contrary to my moral sense, goes against my principles: aliquid abhorret a meis moribus (opp. insitum [atque innatum] est animo or in animo alicuius)
    • (ambiguous) to have innate ideas of the Godhead; to believe in the Deity by intuition: insitas (innatas) dei cognitiones habere (N. D. 1. 17. 44)
    • (ambiguous) belief in God is part of every one's nature: omnibus innatum est et in animo quasi insculptum esse deum