birth vs parturition what difference

what is difference between birth and parturition

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 Latin parturitio (parturition), from parturire, from parere (to give birth).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɑː(ɹ)tjʊˈɹɪʃən/, /ˌpɑː(ɹ)tʃəˈɹɪʃən/

Noun

parturition (countable and uncountable, plural parturitions)

  1. The act of giving birth; childbirth.
    • femoules emaciated by parturition

Derived terms

  • nonparturition
  • parturial
  • parturitional
  • periparturition
  • postparturition

Related terms

  • parturient

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