nutus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *nuō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nūtus m ‎(genitive nūtūs); fourth declension

  1. nod, nodding
  2. downward tendency or motion; the pull of gravity
  3. command, will, pleasure

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nūtus nūtūs
genitive nūtūs nūtuum
dative nūtuī nūtibus
accusative nūtum nūtūs
ablative nūtū nūtibus
vocative nūtus nūtūs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • nutus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nutus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nutus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • gravity: nutus et pondus or simply nutus (ῥοπή)
    • to take one's directions from another; to obey him in everything: se convertere, converti ad alicuius nutum
    • to be at the beck and call of another; to be his creature: totum se fingere et accommodare ad alicuius arbitrium et nutum