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nativity

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noun na·tiv·i·ty \nə-ˈti-və-tē, nā-\

Definition of nativity

plural na·tiv·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the process or circumstances of being born :  birth; especially capitalized :  the birth of Jesus

  2. 2 :  a horoscope at or of the time of one's birth

  3. 3 :  the place of origin



Examples of nativity

  1. <my father and grandparents were proud observers of my nativity>



Origin of nativity

Middle English nativite, from Anglo-French nativité, from Medieval Latin nativitat-, nativitas, from Late Latin, birth, from Latin nativus


First Known Use: 14th century




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