nasc-, nat-

(Latin: born, birth)

puny (adjective), punier, puniest
1. Regarding an inferior size, strength, or importance; weak: Puny generally includes the significance of both smallness and feebleness, such as a puny animal, a puny subject, a puny excuse, a puny mind, or a puny physique.
2. Etymology: from French puîné, "younger sibling", originally puisné, contraction of puis, "later" + , "born".
Quod natura negat, reddere nemo potest. (Latin proverb)
What nature vetoes, no one can accomplish.

From Gaius Cornelius Gallus, in his Elegies. May we say that this is equivalent to "One who cannot pick up an ant and wants to pick up an elephant will some day see his folly"? -From George Herzog, in his Jabo Proverbs.

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renaissance (s) (noun), renaissances (pl)
1. The humanistic rebirth of architecture, literature, and classical art that took place in Italy during the 14th century: The Renaissance lasted through to the 16th century making a shift from the medieval to contemporary times.
2. A new development of interest or activity in something: The bookstores are enjoying a new renaissance in people buying and reading books more than ever before.

Because of the corona pandemic there has been a renaissance of people becoming more and more attracted to music and the arts in their homes.

renascence (s) (noun), renascences (pl)
1. The rebirth of something that has been inactive: After a long period of being ill, Sharon discovered a renascence of artistic energy.

James was wondering when there would be a new renascence of music by Elvis Presley.
2. Another term for Renaissance: The Renascence or "Renaissance" is the period in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages, a kind of cultural rebirth of literature, music, and learning.

renascent (adjective), more renascent, most renascent
Referring to someone or something that exists, happens, or is popular again; renewed vigor; reborn: After years of having her "Nancy Drew" books in her bookcase, Edda developed a renascent interest in reading all of them again!
Coming into existence again.
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supernatural (adjective), more supernatural, most supernatural
1. Pertaining to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by logic or phenomena; abnormal: In the book Chuck was reading, a girl was supposed to have supernatural powers.
2. Characteristic of, or attributed to God or a deity: In some religions, people believe that there is a supernatural or spiritual being that affects the direction of human behavior or events.
3. Concerning something of a superlative degree; preternatural: In the film Teddy was watching there was a missile with supernatural speed.
4. A reference to, or attributed to ghosts, goblins, or other unearthly beings; eerie; occult: Mary had a book about supernatural and phantom-like beings moving around in dark places near people.
5. Referring to a being, place, object, occurrence, etc., considered as mysterious or of unearthly origin: Meg loved to see movies showing scary, mystic, and supernatural occurrences outside the natural order.
6. Descriptive of a behavior supposedly caused by the intervention of unearthly beings: A diviner or magician may have supernatural powers which many people believe in!
7. Denoting paranormal forces and the extrasensory plane of existence: The couple had a deep fear of the supernatural souls and apparitions when they walked by the cemetery.
supernaturalism (s) (noun), supernaturalisms (pl)
1. A belief in or doctrine of a mysterious agency that intervenes in the course of natural law: Supernaturalism is a conviction or view that a devine agency is revealed in human events or in religious revelations.
2. The quality of a preternatural character or agency: Supernaturalism includes the powers of beings that go beyond natural forces and cannot be understood by people.
supernaturally (adverb), more supernaturally, most supernaturally
1. Descriptive of how entities, events, or powers occur and cannot be explained by the laws of the natural world: Joe seemingly was supernaturally popular and favoured by all at the college, even by the professors!
2. Relating to how something departs from what is considered usual or normal, especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature and attributed to an invisible agent, such as a ghost or spirit: The death of the mailman couldn't be explained at all and the doctors couldn't claifiy his departure from life at all, so it was defined as happening supernaturally by an apparition of his past.
ultranationalism (s) (noun), ultranionalisms (pl)
The belief in the supremacy of one's country; fanatical patriotism: In total accord with the doctrine of ultranationalism, Mr. T. considered his country to be the best in the world, and wanted to gain the extreme greatness of achieving it.
unnatural (adjective), more unnatural, most unnatural
1. Referring to something which is not in agreement with a normal procedure of events: Throwing away money can be stated as being an unnatural thing to do, in addition to being very unwise and foolish.
2. Concerning the lack of being in accordance with a person's feelings or conduct: Clint was so unsure of being chairman at the meeting that his manners and bearing were totally unnatural and stiff.
unnaturally (adverb), more unnaturally, most unnaturally
1. Concerning how something happens in an abnormal or strange way: After her vaccination, Stella felt unnaturally hot and feverish.
2. Regarding how something is in disagreement with what is normal: The house on the corner was unnaturally painted black in contrast to all the other houses on the street.

The tree in Jim's yard was formed so unnaturally, it seemed to be artificial!

Vis medicatrix naturae (Latin phrase)
The restorative, healing power of nature.

Related "birth, born, childbirth, offspring" words: abort-; feto-; lochio-; proli-; toco-, toko-.