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From earlier gnāscor, from Proto-Italic *gnāskōr, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-. Cognate with Ancient Greek γεννάω (gennáō, to beget).



nāscor (present infinitive nāscī, perfect active -); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I am born, begotten
  2. I arise, proceed
  3. I grow, spring forth
  4. I am a number of years old
    Viginti et quinque annos natus sum.
    I am 25 years old.
    • Terence, Heauton Timuromenos 62-63
      Annos sexaginta natus es...
      You are 60 years old...


Note: Future participle is sometimes nāscitūrus.

   Conjugation of nascor (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nāscō nāscis nāscit nāscimus nāscitis nāscunt
imperfect nāscēbam nāscēbās nāscēbat nāscēbāmus nāscēbātis nāscēbant
future nāscam nāscēs nāscet nāscēmus nāscētis nāscent
passive present nāscor nāsceris, nāscere nāscitur nāscimur nāsciminī nāscuntur
imperfect nāscēbar nāscēbāris, nāscēbāre nāscēbātur nāscēbāmur nāscēbāminī nāscēbantur
future nāscar nāscēris, nāscēre nāscētur nāscēmur nāscēminī nāscentur
perfect nātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect nātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect nātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nāscam nāscās nāscat nāscāmus nāscātis nāscant
imperfect nāscerem nāscerēs nāsceret nāscerēmus nāscerētis nāscerent
passive present nāscar nāscāris, nāscāre nāscātur nāscāmur nāscāminī nāscantur
imperfect nāscerer nāscerēris, nāscerēre nāscerētur nāscerēmur nāscerēminī nāscerentur
perfect nātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect nātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nāsce nāscite
future nāscitō nāscitō nāscitōte nāscuntō
passive present nāscere nāsciminī
future nāscitor nāscitor nāscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nāscere nātūrus esse nāscī nātus esse nātum īrī
participles nāscēns nātūrus nātus nāscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
nāscere nāscendī nāscendō nāscendum nātum nātū

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