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Natal

[nuh-tal, -tahl; for 2 also Portuguese nuh-tawl] /nəˈtæl, -ˈtɑl; for 2 also Portuguese nəˈtɔl/
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.
Related forms
Natalian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for natalian

natal1

/ˈneɪtəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to birth
2.
a rare word for native natal instincts
Word Origin
C14: from Latin nātālis of one's birth, from nātus, from nascī to be born

natal2

/ˈneɪtəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the buttocks
Word Origin
from New Latin nates buttocks

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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Word Origin and History for natalian

natal

adj.

late 14c., "of or pertaining to birthdays," from Latin natalis "pertaining to birth or origin," from natus, past participle of nasci "to be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus).

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natalian in Medicine

natal na·tal (nāt'l)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or accompanying birth.

  2. Of or relating to the buttocks.

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