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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 nātus sum); 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
    Vīgintī et quīnque annōs nātus sum.
    I am 25 years old.
    • Terence, Heauton Timuromenos 62-63
      Annōs sexāgintā nātus es...
      You are 60 years old...


   Conjugation of nāscor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active 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 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 nāscere nāsciminī
future nāscitor nāscitor nāscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nāscī nātum esse nātūrum esse
participles nāscēns nātus nātūrus nāscendus, nāscundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
nāscendī nāscendō nāscendum nāscendō nātum nātū

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  • nascor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nascor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nascor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to originate in, arise from: ex aliqua re nasci, manare