natal

[ neyt-l ]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a person's birth: celebrating one's natal day.

  2. presiding over or affecting a person at birth: natal influences.

  1. (of places) native: nostalgia for one's natal town.

Origin of natal

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin nātālis “of or relating to birth,” from nāt(us) “an offspring” (variant of gnātus “born,” past participle of nāscī “to be born”) + -ālis -al1;cf. nascent

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Natal
[ nuh-tal, -tahl; for 2 also Portuguese nuh-tawl ]

noun
  1. a province in the E part of the Republic of South Africa. 35,284 sq. mi. (91,886 sq. km). Capital: Pietermaritzburg.

  2. a seaport in E Brazil.

Other words from Natal

  • Na·tal·i·an, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for natal (1 of 3)

natal1

/ (ˈneɪtəl) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to birth

  2. a rare word for native natal instincts

Origin of natal

1
C14: from Latin nātālis of one's birth, from nātus, from nascī to be born

British Dictionary definitions for natal (2 of 3)

natal2

/ (ˈneɪtəl) /


adjective
  1. anatomy of or relating to the buttocks

Origin of natal

2
from New Latin nates buttocks

British Dictionary definitions for Natal (3 of 3)

Natal

noun
  1. (nəˈtæl) a former province of E South Africa, between the Drakensberg and the Indian Ocean: set up as a republic by the Boers in 1838; became a British colony in 1843; joined South Africa in 1910; replaced by KwaZulu-Natal in 1994. Capital: Pietermaritzburg

  2. (Portuguese naˈtal) a port in NE Brazil, capital of Rio Grande do Norte state, near the mouth of the Potengi River. Pop: 1 049 000 (2005 est)

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