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birth (the sense of ‘act of bringing forth, being born’ is frequent)
1. that which is born 2H4 IV. iv. 122 “loathly births.”
2. parentage, descent; esp. high descent, good family, noble lineage Ado II. i. 174 “no equal for his birth,” John II. i. 430 “a match of birth.”
3. nature Rom. II. iii. 20 “Revolts from true birth.”
4. nativity, horoscope 2H6 IV. i. 34 “calculate my ”
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