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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *nogʷedos, 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 (whence English naked).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

DeclensionEdit

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

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: desnudu
  • Catalan: nu
  • Dalmatian: noid
  • English: nude
  • French: nu
    • → Vietnamese: nuy
  • Friulian: nût, nûd
  • Italian: nudo
  • Ligurian: nûo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Ed. Calvert Watkins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.