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From *now(e)dos, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷedós,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós. Cognates include Ancient Greek γυμνός ‎(gumnós, naked), Sanskrit नग्न ‎(nagna), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬕𐬥𐬀 ‎(maġna), Old Armenian մերկ ‎(merk) and Old English nacod (English naked).



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

  1. unclothed, nude, naked
  2. stripped, deprived, destitute
  3. poor, needy
  4. bare, simple, pure
  5. unadorned


First/second declension.

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

Related terms[edit]



  • nudus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • nudus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • nudus” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  1. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Ed. Calvert Watkins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.