γέννα

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Noun[edit]

γέννᾰ or γέννᾱ (génna or génnāf (genitive γέννης or γέννᾱς); first declension (Poetic)

  1. Synonym of γένος (génos)
    1. descent, lineage
    2. origin
      • 2nd century CE, w:Secundus the Silent, Sententiae. 15.
        γῆ γέννα πάντων
        génna pántōn
        the earth origin of everyone/everything
    3. offspring, generation
      • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 853
        πέμπτη δ’ ἀπ’ αὐτοῦ γέννα
        pémptē d’ ap’ autoû génna
        the fifth generation after him
    4. family (children), race
  2. (of the Moon) coming forth
  3. (Medieval Greek):
    1. γέννα • (génnā) f (genitive γέννας (génnas); first declension)
      1. childbirth (process of childbearing)
      2. family
      3. (of the Moon, expression)γέννα τῆς σελήνης (génna tês selḗnēs)”: moonrise (literally: the birth of the Moon)
    2. τὰ Γέννα • (Génnā) n p (genitive Γέννων (Génnōn); second declension (6th century CE))
      1. Christmas
        Synonym: τὰ Χριστούγεννα

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Further reading[edit]

  • γέννᾰ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • γέννα in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • γέννα in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • γέννα in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (© 2006–2018)
  • γέννα in Kriaras, Emmanuel. (n.d.) Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100‑1669)Vols. I‑XIV.] (in Greek), Online edition

Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʝe.na/
  • Hyphenation: γέν‧να

Etymology 1[edit]

From Byzantine Greek γέννα (génna) from verb γεννῶ. The Ancient Greek noun γέννα had a different meaning: “ancestry, descendant”‎)[1].

Noun[edit]

γέννα (génnaf (plural γέννες)

  1. birth (process of childbearing)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflectional form of the verb γεννάω (gennáo) / γεννώ (gennó, to give birth).

Verb[edit]

γέννα (génna)

  1. 2nd person singular present of γεννάω (gennáo) (also: γένναγε)
  2. 2nd person singular simple past of γεννάω (gennáo) (also: γέννησε)

References[edit]

  1. ^ γέννα in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]