misbirth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English misbyrd(abortion), from Proto-Germanic *missa-(mis-), *burdiz, *burþiz(birth, carriage), equivalent to mis- +‎ birth. Cognate with Dutch misgeboorte(miscarriage), German Missgeburt(abortion). Compare also misbreyde.

Noun[edit]

misbirth (plural misbirths)

  1. An abortion.