misborn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English misboren, corresponding to mis- +‎ born.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

misborn (comparative more misborn, superlative most misborn)

  1. (now rare) Born prematurely; abortive.
  2. (derogatory, now rare) Of low birth, illegitimate.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vi:
      And drawing nigh him said, Ah misborne Elfe, / In euill houre thy foes thee hither sent []