twice-born


twice–born

adjective \-ˈbrn\

Definition of TWICE-BORN

1
:  born a second time
2
:  having undergone a definite experience of fundamental moral and spiritual renewal
3
:  of or forming one of the three upper Hindu caste groups in which boys undergo an initiation symbolizing spiritual birth

First Known Use of TWICE-BORN

13th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: twice–laid
Previous Word in the Dictionary: twice–accented octave
All Words Near: twice-born

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up twice-born? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).