nates

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin natēs, plural of natis.

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nates pl (plural only)

  1. (anatomy, medicine) The two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes.
  2. The buttocks.
    • 1963, Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr Enderby:
      Enderby watched her warily as she lay prone, having kicked the clothes off the bed, her nates silvered by the Roman moonlight to the likeness of a meringue.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, published 2006, page 3:
      He sat cross-legged on a damask pillow and scrutinized the pale puckered nates with the air of an epicure examining a fly in his vichyssoise.
  3. (zoology) The umbones of a bivalve shell.

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nates

  1. plural of nata

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From natis (rump, buttocks).

Noun[edit]

natēs

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of natis

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of natō (swim, float).

Verb[edit]

natēs

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of natō

References[edit]

  • nates”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nates”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nates 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)
  • nates in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette