babyhood vs infancy what difference

what is difference between babyhood and infancy

English

Etymology

From baby +‎ -hood.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbeɪbihʊd/

Noun

babyhood (countable and uncountable, plural babyhoods)

  1. The state or period of infancy.
    • 1993, Rikki Ducornet, The Jade Cabinet, Dalkey Archive Press, p. 129:
      Radulph hid his face in his hands and for the first time since babyhood, prayed []

Related terms

  • babyship

Translations

See also

  • infanthood


English

Etymology

From Middle English infancie, from Latin īnfantia (infancy, early childhood; childishness), equivalent to infant +‎ -cy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnfənsi/

Noun

infancy (countable and uncountable, plural infancies)

  1. The earliest period of childhood (crawling rather than walking).
  2. The state of being an infant.
  3. (figuratively) An early stage in the development of anything.
    Space tourism is still in its infancy.
  4. (law) The state of being a minor.

Synonyms

(earliest period of childhood):

  • infanthood
  • babyhood

(state of being an infant):

  • babyship

(state of being a minor):

  • infanthood

Translations


Middle English

Noun

infancy

  1. Alternative form of infancie

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