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Birth"day`, n.

1. The day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement.
We wish a happy birthday to you!
Let us celebrate with great festivity, the day God allowed you to make your first debut--your birthday!
Those barbarous ages past, succeeded next
The birthday of invention. Cowper.

2. The day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth.
Due to the greatness of the occasion, we celebrate birthdays for a month in our family,
as it is impossible to fit the joy and celebration into only one day of the year.
This is my birthday; as this very day
Was Cassius born. Shak.

Birth"day`, a.

Defn: Of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary; as, birthday gifts or festivities.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Birth-day - The observance of birth-days was common in early times (Job 1:4, Job 1:13, Job 1:18). They were specially celebrated in the land of Egypt (Genesis 40:20). There is no recorded instance in Scripture of the celebration of birth-days among the Jews. On the occasion of Herod's birth-day John the Baptist was beheaded (Matthew 14:6).


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