What does the expression "nez dans le sein" mean? "The heart of"?

Here's some context (an old French translation of Erasmus's In Praise of Folly):

…ces termes monstrueux qui sont nez dans le sein de la subtilité Scolastique…

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That's a typo in the first edition (1728) of Erasmus French translation by Gueudeville:

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The 1777 edition corrects nez to nés (and removes subtilité):

…ces termes monstrueux qui sont nés dans le sein de la scolastique…

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