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

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of twice-born was in the 13th century

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“Twice-born.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twice-born. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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