nates


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na·tes

 (nā′tēz)
pl.n.
The buttocks.

[Latin natēs, pl. of natis, buttock.]

nates

(ˈneɪtiːz)
pl n, sing -tis (-tɪs)
(Anatomy) a technical word for the buttocks. See buttock
[C17: from Latin; compare Greek nōton back, nosthi buttocks]

na•tes

(ˈneɪ tiz)

n.pl.
the buttocks.
[1675–85; < Latin natēs (pl.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nates - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onnates - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
References in classic literature ?
the tip o' the mornin' to ye, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, mavourneen; and it's a nate gintleman that ye are, sure enough, and it's mesilf and me forten jist that'll be at yur sarvice, dear, inny time o' day at all at all for the asking.
Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick," it said as plain as iver a squaze said in the world, "Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick, mavourneen, and it's a proper nate gintleman ye are -- that's God's truth," and with that she opened her two beautiful peepers till I belaved they wud ha' cum'd out of her hid althegither and intirely, and she looked first as mad as a cat at Mounseer Frog, and thin as smiling as all out o' doors at mesilf.
The succession of priests whose office it had been to pray daily with the captives and remind them that God had put them there, for some wise purpose or other, and teach them that patience, humbleness, and submission to oppres- sion was what He loved to see in parties of a subordi- nate rank, had traditions about these poor old human ruins, but nothing more.