praegnas (nans), natis (nantis), pregnant, with child, ||Mt. 24:19; L. 2:5.*

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  • genə- — Also gen . To give birth, beget; with derivatives referring to aspects and results of procreation and to familial and tribal groups. Oldest form *g̑enə₁ , becoming *genə₁ in centum languages. Derivatives include kin, king, jaunty, genius,… …   Universalium

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  • preñada — (Del lat. vulgar praegnata < lat. praegnas, atis.) ► adjetivo/ sustantivo femenino Se refiere a la mujer o a la hembra de mamífero que está en período de gestación. SINÓNIMO [embarazada] …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • pregnant — preg|nant S3 [ˈpregnənt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: praegnans, from praegnas, from prae ( PRE ) + gnatus born ] 1.) if a woman or female animal is pregnant, she has an unborn baby growing inside her body →↑pregnancy ▪ medical care for …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pregnant — [16] Latin praegnās ‘pregnant’ probably originated as a compound formed from prae ‘before’ and gnascī or nascī ‘be born’ (source of English nation, native, etc). It was altered to praegnāns, bringing it in line with present participial adjectives …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • pregnant — {{11}}pregnant (adj.) late 14c., cogent, convincing, compelling (of evidence, an argument, etc.), from O.Fr. preignant, prp. of preindre, from earlier priembre, from L. premere to press (see PRESS (Cf. press) (v.1)). Sense of full of meaning is… …   Etymology dictionary

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