γενέσια

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Neuter plural of γενέσιος "concerning a birthday" from γένεσις "birth", "creation"

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Noun[edit]

γενέσια (genésia) (genitive γενεσίων) n, second declension

  1. birthday

Usage notes[edit]

While γενέσια originally was used specifically for birthdays of the dead, with γενέθλιος being used for those of the living, in later Greek, it came in use for both. Also note that γενέσια is only in plural, even though the meaning is generally taken to be single.

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