Middle English nativitefrom Old French from Latin nātīvitāsfromnātīvusbornnative
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Normannativite, Middle French nativite, and their source, LatinnÄtÄ«vitÄs (“birth").
Nativity Sentence Examples
She assured Jerome that, in the church of the Nativity at Bethlehem, she beheld, with the eye of faith, the Christ-child wrapped in swaddling clothes (Ep. 108, 10).
These bells reminded Pierre that it was Sunday and the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin.
The Fast of the Nativity lasts for twenty-eight days before Christmas; that of the Apostles for a variable number of days from the Feast of the Ascension; and that of the Virgin for fifteen days before the Assumption.