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 ‎(génos) (genitive γένεος or γένους); n, third declension;

  1. offspring, descendant
  2. family, clan
  3. nation, race
  4. gender
  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]

Noun[edit]

γένος ‎(génosn ‎(plural γένη)

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

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