gravid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gravidus (laden, pregnant), from gravis (heavy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gravid (comparative more gravid, superlative most gravid)

  1. Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      The gravest problems of obstetrics and forensic medicine were examined with as much animation as the most popular beliefs on the state of pregnancy such as the forbidding to a gravid woman to step over a country stile lest, by her movement, the navelcord should strangle her creature
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
      One slender hand was raised in a graceful gesture gravid with meaning.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 568:
      The minute she'd settled into the seat next to him, her billowing widow's rig had got redisposed to reveal her neatly gravid waistline, at which, now, he nodded.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gravidus (laden, pregnant), from gravis (heavy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡraviːd/, [ɡ̊ʁɑˈviðˀ]

Adjective[edit]

gravid (neuter gravidt, definite and plural gravide)

  1. pregnant (carrying an unborn child)

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gravid (neuter gravid, definite and plural gravida)

  1. pregnant (carrying an unborn child, generally only applied to humans)