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γένος

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁os (race). Cognates include Latin genus and Sanskrit जनस् (jánas).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [ɡénos]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ɟˈɛno̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ʝˈenos]

Noun

γένος (genitive γένεος or γένους); n, third declension; (genos)

  1. offspring, descendant
  2. family, clan
  3. nation, race
  4. gender
  5. any type or class

Inflection

References

Strong’s concordance number: G1085


Greek

Noun

γένος n. sg.

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


This Greek 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 γένος in the Greek Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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