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I appreciate your help to explain the meaning of the word 'born' in this sentence:

Kites were invented in China, where materials suitable for kite building were readily available. The silk fabric was found to be best for making the sail of a kite. It is born a lightweight material and an asthetically pleasing one.

Thanks.

closed as off-topic by StoneyB, Adam, user3169, Ben Kovitz, Em. Jun 30 '17 at 18:53

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because a little Googling shows that this is from a Korean exam: in the original sentence a blank appears where the OP has born, and the word appears only in the key. I'm virtually certain that born is a typo--it should be both. – StoneyB Jun 30 '17 at 17:04
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In your sentence

It is born a lightweight material and an asthetically pleasing one.

which is incorrect, you may mean

It is borne of a lightweight material and an asthetically pleasing one.

which is an archaic expression, or

It is born from a lightweight material and an asthetically pleasing one.

both meaning "to be composed of" or "produced from", since it is referring to "silk fabric" in the previous sentence.

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I would consider "It is born a lightweight material" as not grammatically correct. "It is born of a lightweight material" would mean it was made with a lightweight material.

Born meaning "brought into existence". It was brought into existence from a lightweight material.

Still an odd word choice in my experience (fluent American English).

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    It is odd, and almost certainly a mistake: see my comment below the question. – StoneyB Jun 30 '17 at 17:04
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The use of born is not the correct word to use in this context. Born is the past tense form of bear which relates to childbirth. Ex. The child was born on 2017. (Passive verb)

I think the writer is trying to say the following: It is made of a lightweight material.

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I hope that helps.

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