From *nuō.



nūtus m (genitive nūtūs); fourth declension

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


Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nūtus nūtūs
Genitive nūtūs nūtuum
Dative nūtuī nūtibus
Accusative nūtum nūtūs
Ablative nūtū nūtibus
Vocative nūtus nūtūs


  • Portuguese: nuto
  • Spanish: nuto


  • nutus in Charlton T. Lewis and 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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