/ bɝːθ /
Množina reči birth je births.
birthing · giving birth · nascence · nascency · nativity · parentage · parturition
ETYM Old Eng. burth, birth, AS. beordt, gebyrd, from beran to bear, bring forth; akin to Dutch geboorte, Old High Germ. burt, giburt, German geburt, Icel. burthr, Skr. bhrti bearing, supporting; cf. Irish and Gael. beirthe born, brought forth. Related to Bear, Berth.
1. The event of being born; SYN. nativity, nascency, nascence.
2. The time when something begins (especially life); or.
Act of producing live young from within the body of female animals. Both viviparous and ovoviviparous animals give birth to young. In viviparous animals, embryos obtain nourishment from the mother via a placenta or other means.
In ovoviviparous animals, fertilized eggs develop and hatch in the oviduct of the mother and gain little or no nourishment from maternal tissues. See also pregnancy.