γέρων

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵerh₂-

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂-. Cognates include Sanskrit जरन्त ‎(járanta) and Old Armenian ծեր ‎(cer). Compare especially Old Armenian ծերուն ‎(cerun), and the Irish gearait.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

γέρων ‎(gérōnm ‎(genitive γέροντος); third declension

  1. an old man
  2. (in the plural) elders, i.e. a ruling or advisory council
  3. (as an adjective) old

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Greek[edit]

Adjective[edit]

γέρων ‎(géron)

  1. Genitive masculine plural form of γέρος ‎(géros).

Noun[edit]

γέρων ‎(géronm

  1. Genitive plural form of γέρος ‎(géros).