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earthborn

[urth-bawrn]
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adjective
  1. born on or sprung from the earth; of earthly origin.
  2. mortal; human.

Origin of earthborn

First recorded in 1595–1605; earth + born
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Examples from the Web for earthborn

Historical Examples

  • And no doubt you have heard of the empire of Cronos, and of the earthborn men?

    Statesman

    Plato

  • Then is it comforting to remember that all clouds are earthborn.

    With God in the World

    Charles H. Brent

  • All you that are earthborn, and you sons of men: both rich and poor together.

  • Taken literally, Pelasgus is the son of the Earthborn, and the name-giver of the Pelasgian race.

  • Tityus: an earthborn giant; condemned to the underworld, he lay stretched over nine acres while two vultures devoured his liver.


British Dictionary definitions for earthborn

earthborn

adjective mainly poetic
  1. of earthly origin
  2. human; mortal
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