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  1. born in or of the sea, as naiads.
  2. produced in or rising from the sea, as reefs.
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Origin of sea-born

First recorded in 1585–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of sea-born

  • Such was the character, and such the capacity of the sea-born republic.

    History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete

    John Lothrop Motley

  • So, too, the Teutonic Freyja took shape in the sea-born cloudlets of the upper air.

    Nature Mysticism

    J. Edward Mercer

  • It was a few days later that the storm caught the islands, making them tremble in their sea-born bed.

    The Wolves of God

    Algernon Blackwood

  • Yet not without a struggle do the sea-born goddess and the sea-doomed poet surrender their unaccomplished task.

    Yellowstone Nights

    Herbert Quick

  • This is under the spell of the moon, of sea-born Aphrodite, mother and bitter goddess.