twice-born

adjective
\ ˈtwīs-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce twice-born (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Twice-born.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twice-born. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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