natural etymology

English word natural comes from Latin nascor, Proto-Italic *gnātos, and later Latin natus ((of plants) growth, growing. Son. Son, birth, age, years.)

Detailed word origin of natural

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nascor Latin (lat) I am a number of years old. I am born, begotten. I arise, proceed. I grow, spring forth.
*gnātos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
natus Latin (lat) (of plants) growth, growing. Son. Son, birth, age, years.
naturalis Latin (lat) Natural by birth, legitimate. Of or pertaining to nature. Of or pertaining to something's nature or qualities. Real, not fictitious.
naturel Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
natural Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
natural English (eng) (AAVE) A hairstyle for people with afro-textured hair in which the hair is not straightened or otherwise treated.. (algebra) Closed under submodules, direct sums, and injective hulls.. (archaic) One with a simple mind; a fool or idiot.. (colloquial, chiefly, _, UK) One's natural life.. (music) A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental, or the symbol ♮ used to [...]

Words with the same origin as natural

Descendants of nascor
international nada naive nat nation national nationality nationwide native naturally nazi noel renaissance supernatural unnatural