birth vs parentage what difference

what is difference between birth and parentage

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: bûth, IPA(key): /bɜːθ/, verb also: IPA(key): /bɜːð/
  • (US) enPR: bûrth, IPA(key): /bɝθ/, verb also: IPA(key): /bɝð/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)θ
  • Homophone: berth

Etymology 1

From Middle English birthe (1250), from earlier burthe, burde, from Old Norse burðr, byrd (Old Swedish byrth, Swedish börd), replacing Old English ġebyrd (rare variant byrþ), equivalent to bear +‎ -th (compare also berth). The Old Norse is from Proto-Germanic *burdiz (compare Old Frisian berde, berd); Old English ġebyrd is from prefixed *gaburþiz (compare Dutch geboorte, German Geburt), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰr̥tis (compare Latin fors (luck), Old Irish brith), from *bʰer- (to carry, bear). More at bear.

Noun

birth (countable and uncountable, plural births)

  1. (uncountable) The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.
  2. (countable) An instance of childbirth.
  3. (countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.
  4. (uncountable) The circumstances of one’s background, ancestry, or upbringing.
  5. That which is born.
  6. Misspelling of berth.
Antonyms
  • (beginning of life): death
Translations

Adjective

birth (not comparable)

  1. A familial relationship established by childbirth.
    Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather.
Synonyms
  • biological, blood, consanguineous

Etymology 2

From Middle English birthen, birðen, from the noun (see above).

Verb

birth (third-person singular simple present births, present participle birthing, simple past and past participle birthed)

  1. (dated or regional) To bear or give birth to (a child).
  2. (figuratively) To produce, give rise to.
Usage notes
  • The term give birth (to) is much more common, especially in literal use.
Related terms
  • bear
  • born
Translations
Derived terms
References

Albanian

Etymology 1

From birë (hole).

Noun

birth m (indefinite plural birthe, definite singular birthi, definite plural birthat)

  1. pimple, blemish

Related terms

  • birë

Etymology 2

Diminutive -th lengthening of bir (son).

Noun

birth m (indefinite plural birthe, definite singular birthi, definite plural birthat)

  1. son, little boy


English

Etymology

From Middle French, from Old French parentage

Noun

parentage (countable and uncountable, plural parentages)

  1. The identity and nature of one’s parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one’s birth.
  2. The social quality of one’s class in society.
    • 1608, Shakespeare, Pericles, Act 5, Scene 1:
      My fortunes parentage — good parentage — To equal mine! — was it not thus? What say you?
  3. (figuratively) Origin; derivation.

Related terms

  • parentship
  • parentdom

Translations

Anagrams

  • pageanter

Old French

Etymology

parent +‎ -age

Noun

parentage m (oblique plural parentages, nominative singular parentages, nominative plural parentage)

  1. bloodline, heritage
    Jeo sui de bon parentage – I am of noble birth

Synonyms

  • parenté

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