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Na*tiv"i*ty, n.; pl. Nativies. Etym: [f. nativité, l. nativitas. See Native, and cf. Naïveté.]
1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the
circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc. Chaucer.
I have served him from the hour of my nativity. Shak.
Thou hast left ... the land of thy nativity. Ruth 2:11.
2. (fine arts)
Defn: a picture representing or symbolizing the early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and a donkey to express the stable in which He was born.
Defn: a representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the
moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate his future destinies.
The nativity, the birth or birthday of Christ; Christmas Day.
-- to cast, or calculate, one's nativity (astrol.), to find out and represent the position of the heavenly bodies at the time of one's birth.
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