Womb meaning

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The belly.
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The belly.
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Any place or part that holds, envelops, generates, etc.

The womb of time.

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(anatomy) In female mammals, the organ in which the young are conceived and grow until birth; the uterus. [from 8th c.]
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(figuratively) A place where something is made or formed. [from 15th c.]
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Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
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(obsolete) To enclose in a womb, or as if in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.

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The womb is defined as the place where something originates and develops.

The uterus where a fetus lives for nine months as it develops into a baby is an example of a womb.

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Origin of womb

  • Middle English from Old English wamb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English wombe, wambe, from Old English womb, wamb (“belly, stomach; bowels; heart; womb; hollow"), from Proto-Germanic *wambō (“belly, stomach, abdomen"), from Proto-Indo-European *wamp- (“membrane (of bowels), intestines, womb"). Cognate with Scots wam, wame (“womb"), Dutch wam (“dewlap of beef; belly of a fish"), German Wamme, Wampe (“paunch, belly"), Danish vom (“belly, paunch, rumen"), Swedish vÃ¥mb (“belly, stomach, rumen"), Norwegian vomb (“belly"), Icelandic vömb (“belly, abdomen, stomach"), Old Welsh gumbelauc (“womb"), Breton gwamm (“woman, wife"), Sanskrit वपा (vapā́, “the skin or membrane lining the intestines or parts of the viscera, the caul or omentum").

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