[pahr-too r-ee-uh nt, -tyoo r-]
- bearing or about to bear young; travailing.
- pertaining to parturition.
- bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea.
Origin of parturient
1585–95; < Latin parturient- (stem of parturiēns) being in labor, literally, desiring to bring forth (present participle of parturīre to be about to give birth), equivalent to part(us) (past participle of parere to bring forth, bear) + -uri- desiderative suffix + -ent- -ent
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- of or relating to childbirth
- giving birth
- producing or about to produce a new idea, etc
Word Origin for parturient
C16: via Latin parturīre, from parere to bring forth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"about to give birth," 1590s, from Latin parturientem (nominative parturiens), present participle of parturire "be in labor," literally "desire to bring forth," desiderative of parere "to bear" (see pare). Related: Parturiency.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to giving birth.
- About to bring forth young; being in labor.
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