Etymology
Advertisement
No results were found for barn. Showing results for born.
twin (n.)
c. 1300, from Old English getwinn "double;" getwinnas "twins, two born at one birth," from twinn (see twin (adj.)).
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
nascent (adj.)

1620s, "in the act of being born;" 1706 in the figurative sense of "beginning to exist or grow, coming into being," from Latin nascentem (nominative nascens) "arising young, immature," present participle of nasci "to be born" (Old Latin gnasci), from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget." Related: Nascence (1560s); nascency.

Related entries & more 
Luger (n.)
type of German automatic pistol, 1904, from the surname of Georg Luger (1849-1923), Austrian-born firearms expert.
Related entries & more 
Boyle's law (n.)

named for 17c. Irish-born chemist and physicist Robert Boyle, who published it in 1662.

Related entries & more 
sansei (n.)
"American born of nisei parents; third-generation Japanese-American," 1945, from Japanese san "three, third" + sei "generation."
Related entries & more 
Advertisement
Rubik's Cube (n.)

1980, named for teacher Ernö Rubik (born 1944) who patented it in Hungary in 1975.

Related entries & more 
bel (n.)
unit of power level in measuring sound, 1929, named for Scottish-born telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922).
Related entries & more 
nativity (n.)

early 12c., Nativite, "feast-day celebrating the birth of Christ, Christmas," from Old French nativité "birth, origin, descent; birthday; Christmas" (12c.), from Late Latin nativitatem (nominative nativitas) "birth," from Latin nativus "born, native" (see native (adj.)). Late Old English had nativiteð, from earlier Old French nativited. From late 14c. as "fact of being born; circumstances attending one's birth."

Related entries & more 
quin (n.)

1935, originally in reference to the Dionne babies, short for quintuplet "one of five" (children born at one birth).

Related entries & more 
Stephanie 
fem. proper name, female form of Stephen. A top-20 name for girls born in U.S. 1969-1996.
Related entries & more 

Page 5