nurture (n.)

c. 1300, "breeding, upbringing," from Old French norture, nourreture "food, nourishment; education, training," from Late Latin nutritia "a nursing, suckling," from Latin nutrire "to nourish, suckle" (see nourish).

nurture (v.)

"to feed or nourish," early 15c., from nurture (n.). Related: Nurtured; nurturing.

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