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Etymology

From Old Norse stern (replacing Old English gebyrd)

Noun

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Singular
birth

Plural
s

birth (s)
  1. (uncountable) The process of childbearing.
  2. (countable) An instance of childbirth.
  3. (countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.
  4. (uncountable) The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing: of noble birth.

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Verb

Infinitive
to birth

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to birth (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (regional) To bear children or to give birth.

Usage notes

It is uncommon to hear "she will go to birth her child." But the past tense is used, as "she birthed her child", though rarely. "To give birth" is far more common.

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