[ ney-suh ns ]
/ ˈneɪ səns /


a birth, an origination, or a growth, as that of a person, an organization, an idea, or a movement.

Nearby words

  1. nairobi,
  2. nairu,
  3. naismith,
  4. naismith's rule,
  5. naismith, james,
  6. naissant,
  7. naive,
  8. naive realism,
  9. naivete,
  10. naivety

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper