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Word of the Day 12/12/19 Nativity

Nativity (noun)
nativity [nuh-tiv-i-tee, ney-]
(previously 12-20-14)

noun, plural nativities.
1. birth.
2. birth with reference to place or attendant circumstances: of Irish nativity.
3. (initial capital letter) the birth of Christ.
4. (initial capital letter) the church festival commemorating the birth of Christ; Christmas.
5. (initial capital letter) a representation of the birth of Christ, as in art.
6. Astrology. a horoscope of a person's birth.

genesis, birth, delivery, beginning, childbirth, creation, birthplace, formation, production, establishment, formulation, ingress, dawning, outset, dawn, introduction, start, initiation, outbreak, inauguration

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Origin: before 1150; Middle English nativite < Middle French < Late Latin nativitat- (stem of nativitas; see native, -ity ); replacing late Old English nativiteth < Old French nativited < Late Latin, as above

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