earthborn meaning

Pronunciation:   "earthborn" in a sentence
Adjective: earthborn  'urth`born
  1. Of earthly origin (as mortals are)
    "earthborn existence" 
  2. Springing from or born on the earth
    "earthborn beings" 
  3. Connected with earthly life; of earthly origin
    "earthborn cares and pleasures"

See also: earthly, human, mortal

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  1. Here Orion is described as earthborn and enormous in stature.
  2. When he does, he finds Orion; this explains why Orion is earthborn.
  3. Later the term " gegeneis " ( " earthborn " ) became a common epithet of the Giants.
  4. He is as noble as he is taciturn, rebellious, stoically fighting against totalitarian regimes, whether they be earthborn or alien.
  5. The practice in ancient Greece of describing legendary heroes and men of ancient lineage as " earthborn " greatly strengthened the doctrine of autochthony.

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