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Future active participle of nāscor ‎(I am born).


nātūrus m ‎(feminine nātūra, neuter nātūrum); first/second declension

  1. about to be born, begotten.
  2. about to arise, proceed.
  3. about to grow, spring forth.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nātūrus nātūra nātūrum nātūrī nātūrae nātūra
genitive nātūrī nātūrae nātūrī nātūrōrum nātūrārum nātūrōrum
dative nātūrō nātūrō nātūrīs
accusative nātūrum nātūram nātūrum nātūrōs nātūrās nātūra
ablative nātūrō nātūrā nātūrō nātūrīs
vocative nātūre nātūra nātūrum nātūrī nātūrae nātūra


  • naturus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (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)