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naissance

[ney-suh ns] /ˈneɪ səns/
noun
1.
a birth, an origination, or a growth, as that of a person, an organization, an idea, or a movement.
Origin
1480-1490
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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naissance

n.

"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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