highborn

[hahy-bawrn]
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Origin of highborn

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at high, born
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  • Clarke felt that the violence against her highborn character, sold into marriage with a Dothraki warlord, strengthened Daenerys.

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British Dictionary definitions for highborn

highborn

adjective
  1. of noble or aristocratic birth
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Word Origin and History for highborn
adj.

also high-born, "of noble birth," c.1300, from high (adj.) + born.

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