Other forms: nativities

Nativity is a fancy way to say "birth." If you were born in Baltimore, you can say that's the location of your nativity.

Being born is a person's nativity, but the noun is most frequently used when Christians talk specifically about the birth of Jesus Christ. If a new mother says, "My baby's nativity was beautiful!" people might not know what she means. Nativity comes from the French word nativité, which also means "birth." The Latin root word is nativus, "born or native."

Definitions of nativity
  1. noun
    the event of being born
    synonyms: birth, nascence, nascency
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    death, decease, demise, expiry
    the event of dying or departure from life
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    the event of giving birth
    live birth
    the birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation)
    posthumous birth
    birth of a child by Caesarean section after the death of the mother
    posthumous birth
    birth of a child after the father has died
    rebirth, reincarnation, renascence
    a second or new birth
    blessed event, happy event
    the live birth of a child
    the passing of a soul into another body after death
    cycle of rebirth
    (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
    type of:
    alteration, change, modification
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another




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