geniture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old (and modern) French géniture, or its source Latin genitura, from the base of gignere ‘beget’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

geniture (plural genitures)

  1. Birth, begetting.
    • 1759: on Lady-Day, which was on the 25th of the same month in which I date my geniture,—my father set out upon his journey to London with my eldest brother Bobby, to fix him at Westminster school — Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p. 10)

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

genitūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of genitūrus