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English noun: nativity

1. nativity (event) the event of being born


SamplesThey celebrated the birth of their first child.


Synonymsbirth, nascence, nascency


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)delivery, live birth, posthumous birth, posthumous birth, rebirth, reincarnation, renascence


Antonymsdeath, decease, expiry

2. Nativity (cognition) 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


SynonymsVirgin Birth


Broader (hypernym)theological doctrine


Part meronymChristian theology









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