γένος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *génos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁os (race). Cognates include Latin genus, Sanskrit जनस् (jánas), Old Armenian ծին (cin) and English kin.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

γένος (génosn (genitive γένεος or γένους); third declension

  1. offspring, descendant
  2. family, clan
  3. nation, race
  4. gender
    1. (grammar) grammatical gender
    2. sex
  5. any type or class

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γένος (génos), from Proto-Hellenic *génos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁os (race).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʝe̞no̞s/
  • Hyphenation: γέ‧νος

Noun[edit]

γένος (génosn (plural γένη)

  1. family
  2. nation
  3. (biology) genus
  4. (grammar) gender (masculine, feminine, etc)
  5. maiden name

Declension[edit]