GC: n

S: UNICEF – (last access: 4 September 2014); NAVARRO p. 503.

N: 1. late 14c., from Anglo-French enfaunce and directly from Latin infantia “early childhood,” literally “inability to speak,” from infantem (see infant).
2. infancy (n.): the first part of a child’s life : the time in your life when you are a baby; a beginning : an early stage of development.

  • early childhood.
  • a beginning or early period of existence.
  • the legal status of an infant.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 4 September 2014). 2. MW – (last access: 4 September 2014).

SYN: early childhood

S: NAVARRO p. 503

CR: human milk, infant, infant feeding.