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BIRTH, n. berth. L. partus, the participle of pario, to bear.

1. The act of coming into life, or of being born. Except in poetry, it is generally applied to human beings as the birth of a son.
2. Lineage extraction descent as, Grecian birth.

It is used of high or low extraction but is often used by way of distinction for a descent from noble or honorable parents and ancestors as a man of birth.

3. The condition in which a person is born.

A foe by birth to Troy.

4. That which is born that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
5. The act of bringing forth as, she had two children at a birth.
6. In a theological sense, regeneration is called the new birth.
7. Origin beginning as the birth of an empire.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Birth'. King James Dictionary.

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