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From Proto-Italic *nogʷedos, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷedʰós,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós. Cognate with Ancient Greek γυμνός (gumnós, naked), Sanskrit नग्न (nagna), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬕𐬥𐬀 (maġna), Old Armenian մերկ (merk), Old English nacod (whence English naked), Proto-Slavic *nagъ.



nūdus (feminine nūda, neuter nūdum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. unclothed, nude, naked
  2. stripped, deprived, destitute
  3. defenceless, helpless, unarmed
    Synonyms: inermis, intutus, infestus
    Antonyms: tutus, munitus, defensus, firmatus
  4. poor, needy
    Synonyms: egens, pauper, inops
    Antonyms: ditis, dives, dis, locuples
  5. bare, simple, pure
  6. unadorned


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative nūdus nūda nūdum nūdī nūdae nūda
Genitive nūdī nūdae nūdī nūdōrum nūdārum nūdōrum
Dative nūdō nūdō nūdīs
Accusative nūdum nūdam nūdum nūdōs nūdās nūda
Ablative nūdō nūdā nūdō nūdīs
Vocative nūde nūda nūdum nūdī nūdae nūda

Derived terms[edit]



  • nudus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nudus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nudus in Enrico Olivetti, editor (2003-2024) Dizionario Latino, Olivetti Media Communication
  • nudus 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)
  • nudus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • nudus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nudus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • nudus”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Ed. Calvert Watkins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.