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Children.

English

Etymology

The ending -ren is cognate to Dutch -eren.

Pronunciation

Noun

children pl. (irregular plural of child)

  1. More than one son or daughter, or none. Offspring.
    Do you have children?
    Yes, I have three children.
    No, I have no children.
  2. More than one young person, or none.
    There are no children absent from classes today
  3. Members of a tribe.
    The children of Israel
  4. (figuratively) Things or abstractions derived from or caused by something.
    Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war.

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