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nativity Explained

nativity at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


nativity at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

12c., from O.Fr. nativit? "birth," from L.L. nativitatem (nom. nativitas) "birth," from L. nativus "born, native." ///

Nativity at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural Nativities //
1 the Nativity: the birth of Jesus Christ//
2 [C] a picture or model of the baby Jesus Christ and his parents in the place where he was born: --a Nativity scene with all the animals//

nativity at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "nativity":
aboriginality, accouchement, aspect, astrodiagnosis, astrology,
astromancy, autochthonousness, babyhood, beginnings, birth,
birth throes, birthing, blessed event, childbearing, childbed,
childbirth, childhood, confinement, cradle, delivery,
freshman year, genesis, genethliac astrology, genethliacism,
genethliacs, genethlialogy, giving birth, hatching, having a baby,
horoscope, horoscopy, house, inception, inchoation, incipience,
incipiency, incunabula, indigenousness, infancy, labor, mansion,
multiparity, mundane astrology, mundane house, nascence, nascency,
nationality, native-bornness, nativeness, nativism,
natural astrology, origin, origination, parturition,
planetary house, pregnancy, stargazing, the Nativity, the stork,
travail, youth, zodiac

nativity at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Beginning): {Source}: origin, cause, source, rise, bud, germ, egg, rudiment, genesis, birth, nativity, cradle, infancy, start, inception, creation, starting point, dawn, morning, evolution, title-page, head, heading.

nativity at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (the Nativity) [sing.] the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by Christians at Christmas
2 a picture or a model of the baby Jesus Christ and the place where he was born

Nativity at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nativity \Na*tiv"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Nativies}. [F. nativit['e], L.
nativitas. See {Native}, and cf. {Na["i]vet['E]}.]
1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the
circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner,
etc. --Chaucer.

I have served him from the hour of my nativity.

Thou hast left . . . the land of thy nativity.
--Ruth ii. 11.

These in their dark nativity the deep Shall yield
us, pregnant with infernal flame. --Milton.

2. (Fine Arts) A picture representing or symbolizing the
early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in
a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to
express the stable in which he was born.

3. (Astrol.) A representation of the positions of the
heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to
indicate his future destinies; a horoscope.

{The Nativity}, the birth or birthday of Christ; Christmas


{cast, or calculate},

{one's nativity} (Astrol.), to find out and represent the
position of the heavenly bodies at the time of one's

nativity at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their
first child" [syn: {birth}, {nascency}, {nascence}]
[ant: {death}]
2: the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human
father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled
Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the
Nativity is celebrated at Christmas [syn: {Virgin Birth}]

nativity at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|December|25
Inter: also » Nativity



Inter: etyl » la nativitas, birth


* Inter: a » RP|US Inter: IPA » /nəˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/|/nəˈtɪv.ə.ti/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /n@"tIv.I.ti/|/n@"tIv.@.ti/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-nativity.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪvɪti


    Inter: en-noun » nativit|ies

  • Birth; the place, time and circumstances of a birth.
    1. Inter: religio » n The birth of Jesus Christ (the Nativity).
    2. Inter: astrolog » y A horoscope associated with a person's birth.

      Derived terms

      Inter: top » 3

  • nativity play

  • Inter: mid » 3
    • Nativity Scene

    Inter: mid » 3
    Inter: botto » m

    Related terms

    Inter: top » 3
    • natal
    • natality

    Inter: mid » 3
  • native

  • Inter: mid » 3
    • natively

    Inter: botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » birth
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|natività|f
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|twelied
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|narodzenie|n
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|naștere|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|рождение|tr=roždénije, Inter: t- » ru|место рождения|tr=mésto roždénija
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|navidad|f, Inter: t+ » es|nacimiento|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the birth of Jesus Christ
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|narodzenie|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|Рождество|n|tr=Roždestvo, Inter: t+ » ru|рождество Христово|n|tr=roždestvó Xristóvo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|navidad|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * calvary
    Translation: et » nativity
    Translation: eo » nativity
    Translation: io » nativity
    Translation: it » nativity
    Translation: kn » nativity
    Translation: lt » nativity
    Translation: hu » nativity
    Translation: ml » nativity
    Translation: my » nativity
    Translation: km » nativity
    Translation: pl » nativity
    Translation: ru » nativity
    Translation: ta » nativity
    Translation: te » nativity
    Translation: vi » nativity
    Translation: zh » nativity

    Nativity at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » nativity



    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Christianit » y The birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
    1. Inter: context » by extension Christmas.


      Inter: trans-top » birth of Jesus

  • German: Inter: t- » de|Weihnachtsgeschichte|f
  • Italian: Natività {{f}} (1)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|Kristi födelse

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » Nativity