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  1. conditional of natar


Alternative forms[edit]


Perfect active participle of nāscor (I am born). From older gnātus, from Proto-Italic *gnātos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₁tós (produced, given birth), from *ǵenh₁- (to produce, give birth, beget). The form genitus is a later creation, and forms a doublet.



nātus (feminine nāta, neuter nātum); first/second-declension participle

  1. born, arisen, made


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative nātus nāta nātum nātī nātae nāta
Genitive nātī nātae nātī nātōrum nātārum nātōrum
Dative nātō nātō nātīs
Accusative nātum nātam nātum nātōs nātās nāta
Ablative nātō nātā nātō nātīs
Vocative nāte nāta nātum nātī nātae nāta


  • Aromanian: nat
  • Catalan: nat
  • Old Francoprovençal: naz, na
    • Franco-Provençal:
  • Old French:
  • Istriot: nato
  • Italian: nato
  • Occitan: nat
  • Piedmontese:
  • Portuguese: nada, nado; nato
  • Romanian: nat
  • Romansch: nat
  • Sicilian: natu
  • Spanish: nada; nato
  • Venetian: nato


nātus m (genitive nātūs); fourth declension

  1. son, birth, age, years
  2. (of plants) growth, growing

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only in the ablative singular case.


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nātus nātūs
Genitive nātūs nātuum
Dative nātuī nātibus
Accusative nātum nātūs
Ablative nātū nātibus
Vocative nātus nātūs

Derived terms[edit]



nātus m (genitive nātī); second declension

  1. son, children (plural)


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nātus nātī
Genitive nātī nātōrum
Dative nātō nātīs
Accusative nātum nātōs
Ablative nātō nātīs
Vocative nāte nātī


  • natus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • natus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • natus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • natus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • son of such and such a father, mother: patre, (e) matre natus
    • a native of Rome: Romae natus, (a) Roma oriundus
    • aged: grandis natu
    • the elde: maior (natu)
    • how old are you: quot annos natus es?
    • I am thirteen years old: tredecim annos natus sum
    • this is our natural tendency, our destiny; nature compels us: ita (ea lege, ea condicione) nati sumus
    • within the memory of man: post homines natos
    • to be born for a thing, endowed by nature for it: natum, factum esse ad aliquid (faciendum)
    • to be a born orator: natum, factum esse ad dicendum
    • of high rank: summo loco natus
    • of illustrious family: nobili, honesto, illustri loco or genere natus
    • of humble, obscure origin: humili, obscuro loco natus
    • of humble, obscure origin: humilibus (obscuris) parentibus natus
    • from the lowest classes: infimo loco natus
    • a knight by birth: equestri loco natus or ortus
    • (ambiguous) according to circumstances: pro re (nata), pro tempore