Origin of nates

1675–85; < Latin natēs, plural of natis; generally used in the plural; akin to Greek nôton the back Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nates


pl n singular -tis (-tɪs)
  1. a technical word for the buttocksSee buttock

Word Origin for nates

C17: from Latin; compare Greek nōton back, nosthi buttocks
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nates in Medicine


  1. The buttocks.
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