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[ney-suh ns]
  1. a birth, an origination, or a growth, as that of a person, an organization, an idea, or a movement.
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Origin of naissance

1480–90; < French, Middle French, equivalent to nais- (stem of naître to be born < Vulgar Latin *nāscere, for Latin nāscī) + -ance -ance
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Historical Examples

  • Si cieu che vous m'avez dict sur vostre Naissance è vray, vos esteo digne di monter dedans le carozze du Roy.

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3

    George Augustus Sala

Word Origin and History for naissance


"birth, origin," late 15c., from Middle French naissance "birth, parentage, place of origin" (12c.), present participle of naître, from Gallo-Roman *nascere, from Latin nasci "be born" (see genus).

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