nativity

  1. the event of being born
  2. the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas

nativity

Christian festival celebrating a birth:Christmas has been celebrated on 25 December from AD 336 in memory of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem;Nativity of the Virgin Mary is celebrated on 8 September...
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Nativity

Na·tiv'i·ty noun ; plural Nativies . [ French nativité , Latin nativitas . See Native , and confer NaïvetÉ .] 1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc. Chaucer....
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nativity

Origin: F. Nativite, L. Nativitas. See Native, and cf. Naivete. ... 1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc. 'I have served him from the hour of my nativity.' (Shak) 'Thou hast left . The land of thy nativity.' (Ruth II. 11) 'These in their dark nativity the deep Shall y...
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Nativity

• (n.) 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 an ass to express the stable in which he was born. • (n.) A representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one`s birth, supposed to indicate his future destinies; a h...
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Nativity

(from the article `Christianity`) ...in the accompanying ceremony play the roles of the Holy Family and other saints important to the altar display. Re-creating the Holy Family`s ... ...the year of the foundation of the city`). Christ`s birth was at first believed to have occurred on the December 25 immediately preceding. Years ......
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Nativity

(from the article `Barocci, Federico`) ...This is particularly evident in the many paintings by Barocci on the theme of the Madonna; two of the most famous are the `Madonna del Popolo` ...
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Nativity

a theme in Christian art depicting the newborn Jesus with the Virgin Mary and other figures, following descriptions of Christ`s birth in the Gospels ... [3 related articles]
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nativity

Christian festival celebrating a birth: Christmas has been celebrated on 25 December from AD 336 in memory of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem; Nativity of the Virgin Mary is celebrated on 8 September by the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches; Nativity of John the Baptist is celebrated on 24 June by the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, an...
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Nativity

[Correggio] The Nativity (also known as The Holy Night (or La Notte) or as Adoration of the Shepherds) is a painting finished around 1529–1530 by the Italian painter Antonio da Correggio. It is housed in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden. The work was commissioned from Correggio in October 1522 by Alberto Pratoneri for the family ...
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Nativity

A natal horoscope.
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Nativity

The birth of a person.
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Nativity

[Christus] The Nativity is an oil-on-wood Early Netherlandish painting panel painting by Petrus Christus, executed sometime between the mid-1440s to mid-1450s, and considered one of his more important pieces. The nativity scene takes place in a shed; in front is a grisaille painted archway with reliefs that appear to be sculpted. The groups...
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