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  1. born on or sprung from the earth; of earthly origin.
  2. mortal; human.
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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?



  • 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


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