Etymology
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pregnancy (n.)

"state of a female who has conceived or is with child," 1520s (originally figurative), from pregnant (adj.1) + abstract noun suffix -cy. Literal use attested from 1590s. An earlier word in this sense was pregnacioun (early 15c.), from Old French pregnacion and Latin praegnationem.

updated on October 17, 2020

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Definitions of pregnancy from WordNet

pregnancy (n.)
the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus;
Synonyms: gestation / maternity
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.