connatural

adjective

con·​nat·​u·​ral kä-ˈnach-rəl How to pronounce connatural (audio)
kə-,
-ˈna-chə-
1
: connected by nature : inborn
2
: of the same nature
connaturality noun
connaturally
kä-ˈnach-rə-lē How to pronounce connatural (audio)
kə-
-ˈna-chə-
adverb

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin connaturalis, from Latin com- + naturalis natural

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of connatural was in 1592

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“Connatural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/connatural. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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