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of or pertaining to a person's birth: celebrating one's natal day.
presiding over or affecting a person at birth: natal influences.
(of places) native: nostalgia for one's natal town.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin nātālis of, belonging to one's birth, natal, equivalent to nāt(us) an offspring (variant of gnātus, past participle of nāscī to be born) + -ālis -al1 Unabridged
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natal1 (ˈneɪtəl)
1.  of or relating to birth
2.  a rare word for native : natal instincts
[C14: from Latin nātālis of one's birth, from nātus, from nascī to be born]

natal2 (ˈneɪtəl)
anatomy of or relating to the buttocks
[from New Latin nates buttocks]

1.  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.  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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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. natalis "pertaining to birth or origin," from natus, pp. of nasci "to be born" (Old L. gnasci; see genus).
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natal na·tal (nāt'l)

  1. Of, relating to, or accompanying birth.

  2. Of or relating to the buttocks.

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