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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] genus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
genus

Plural
gen

genus (gen)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank
    All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.
  2. A group with common attributes
  3. (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs
  4. (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.

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Dutch

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] genus

Noun

genus n. (plural genera, no diminutive)

  1. (botany) a rank in a taxonomic classification, in between family and species.
  2. (botany) a taxon at this rank
  3. (linguistics) gender

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁os (race). Cognates include Ancient Greek γένος (genos), race, stock, kin, kind), Sanskrit जनस् (jánas), race, class of beings).

Noun

genus (genitive generis); n, third declension

  1. birth, origin
  2. kind, type, class
  3. set, group (with common attributes)

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative genus genera
genitive generis generum
dative generī generibus
accusative genus genera
ablative genere generibus
vocative genus genera

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Swedish

Noun

genus n.

  1. gender (grammar: division of nouns and pronouns)


This Swedish entry was created from the translations listed at gender. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see genus in the Swedish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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