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

n the event of being born

birth, nascence, nascency
death, decease, 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
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alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

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