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Definition of nativity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nativity

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    noun
    BrE BrE//nəˈtɪvəti//
     
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  1. 1the Nativity [singular] the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by Christians at Christmas
  2. 2a picture or a model of the baby Jesus Christ and the place where he was born
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French nativite, from late Latin nativitas, from Latin nativus ‘arisen by birth’, from nat- ‘born’, from the verb nasci.
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