natura

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See also: natură and natüra

Catalan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

natura f (plural natures)

  1. nature

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From naturo +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /naˈtura/
  • Hyphenation: na‧tur‧a
  • Rhymes: -ura

Adjective[edit]

natura (accusative singular naturan, plural naturaj, accusative plural naturajn)

  1. natural
    Antonyms: kontraŭnatura, nenatura

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A learned borrowing from Latin natura.

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Noun[edit]

natura f (plural naturas)

  1. vulva of a female mammal
  2. nature
  3. manner, way
  4. essence
  5. (archaic) type, kind, lineage

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References[edit]

  • natura” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • natura” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • natura” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • natura” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • natura” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nātūra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

natura f (plural nature)

  1. nature
  2. essence, character

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Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

natura f (plural natures)

  1. nature

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish natura, from Latin nātūra (compare Spanish natura).

Noun[edit]

natura f (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling נאטורה)

  1. nature

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nāscor, gnāscor (be born).

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Noun[edit]

nātūra f (genitive nātūrae); first declension

  1. nature, quality, or essence of a thing
  2. character, temperament, inclination
  3. the natural world
    • natura non facit saltus
      Nature does not make leaps.
  4. penis
    • Apuleius, The Golden Ass, translated P.G. Walsh
      nec ullum miserae reformatis video solacium nisi quod mihi iam nequenti tenere Photidem natura crescebat
      The sole consolation I could see in this wretched transformation was the swelling of my penis - though now I could not embrace Photis.
  5. (rare) birth


Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nātūra nātūrae
genitive nātūrae nātūrārum
dative nātūrae nātūrīs
accusative nātūram nātūrās
ablative nātūrā nātūrīs
vocative nātūra nātūrae

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Participle[edit]

nātūra

  1. nominative feminine singular of naturus
  2. nominative neuter plural of naturus
  3. accusative neuter plural of naturus
  4. vocative feminine singular of naturus
  5. vocative neuter plural of naturus

nātūrā

  1. ablative feminine singular of naturus

References[edit]

  • natura in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • natura in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • natura in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to die a natural death: debitum naturae reddere (Nep. Reg. 1)
    • to devote oneself to the study of a natural science: se conferre ad naturae investigationem
    • innate goodness, kindness: naturae bonitas (Off. 1. 32. 118)
    • natural advantages: naturae bona
    • (ambiguous) creation; nature: rerum natura or simply natura
    • (ambiguous) climate: caelum or natura caeli
    • (ambiguous) the natural position of a place: natura loci
    • (ambiguous) natural gifts: natura et ingenium
    • (ambiguous) to do a thing which is not one's vocation, which goes against the grain: adversante et repugnante natura or invitā Minervā (ut aiunt) aliquid facere (Off. 1. 31. 110)
    • (ambiguous) to have a natural propensity to vice: natura proclivem esse ad vitia
    • (ambiguous) character: natura et mores; vita moresque; indoles animi ingeniique; or simply ingenium, indoles, natura, mores
    • (ambiguous) Nature has implanted in all men the idea of a God: natura in omnium animis notionem dei impressit (N. D. 1. 16. 43)
    • (ambiguous) to reconnoitre the ground: loca, regiones, loci naturam explorare
    • (ambiguous) a town with a strong natural position: oppidum natura loci munitum (B. G. 1. 38)
  • natura in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nātūra.

Noun[edit]

natura f (plural naturi)

  1. nature

Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nātūra.

Noun[edit]

natura f (nominative singular natura)

  1. nature

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nātūram, accusative of nātūra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

natura f (plural naturas)

  1. nature, quality
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 7v.
      […] aquella tierra o son falladas otras piedras de muchas naturas ¬ muy nobles de que fablaremos adelante en eſte libro […]
      […] that land where other stones with many and very noble natures are found, of which we will speak later in this book […]
    • Idem, f. 45r.
      De natura es fria et ſeca. ¬ las ſus uertudes son contrarias a ſu natura. […]
      And it is cold and dry in nature, and its virtues are contrary to its nature; […]
  2. (anatomy) vulva, female genitals
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 9r.
      Et aun a otra uertud muy eſtranna. que ſi la molieré ¬ la amaſſaren có uino ¬ fizieré della como bellota. ¬ la puſieren en la natura dela mugier, uieda que no enprenne.
      And it has yet another very strange virtue; that if it were to be ground and mixed with wine and shaped like an acorn, and put inside the vulva of the woman, it would prevent her from not becoming pregnant.

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nātūra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

natura f

  1. nature

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • natura in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Latin nātūra.

Noun[edit]

natura f (plural naturas)

  1. nature
    Synonym: naturaleza

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin in natura, used since the 17th century.

Noun[edit]

natura c (uncountable)

  1. in-kind (non-monetary payment), most often used in the adverbial postfix phrase in natura, sometimes i natura, and in compounds
    betalning i natura
    in-kind payment

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