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  • adjective Born after the father's death; posthumous.
  • adjective Of later birth; younger.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *afterboren, *efterboren, *æfterboren, from Old English æfterboren ("afterborn, posthumous, born after the father’s death"), equivalent to after- +‎ born. Cognate with Scots efterborn.

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