Etymology
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birth (n.)

c. 1200, "fact of being born;" mid-13c., "act of giving birth, a bringing forth by the mother, childbirth," sometimes in Middle English also "conception;" also "that which is born, offspring, child;" from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse *byrðr (replacing cognate Old English gebyrd "birth, descent, race; offspring; nature; fate"), from Proto-Germanic *gaburthis (source also of Old Frisian berd, Old Saxon giburd, Dutch geboorte, Old High German giburt, German geburt, Gothic gabaurþs), from PIE *bhrto past participle of root *bher- (1) "to carry; to bear children" (compare bear (v.)).

Suffix -th is for "process" (as in bath, death). Meaning "condition into which a person is born, lineage, descent" is from c. 1200 (also in the Old English word). In reference to non-living things, "any coming into existence" is from 1610s. Birth control is from 1914; birth certificate is from 1842.

birth (v.)

mid-13c., "be born," from birth (n.). Meaning "give birth to, give rise to" is from 1906. Related: Birthed; birthing.

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Definitions of birth
1
birth (n.)
the time when something begins (especially life);
his election signaled the birth of a new age
they divorced after the birth of the child
birth (n.)
the event of being born;
they celebrated the birth of their first child
Synonyms: nativity / nascency / nascence
birth (n.)
the process of giving birth;
Synonyms: parturition / giving birth / birthing
birth (n.)
the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents;
Synonyms: parentage
birth (n.)
a baby born; an offspring;
the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births
2
birth (v.)
cause to be born;
Synonyms: give birth / deliver / bear / have
From wordnet.princeton.edu