γέρων

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

γέρων ‎(gérōn) (genitive γέροντος); m, third declension

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

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Adjective[edit]

γέρων ‎(géron)

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

Noun[edit]

γέρων ‎(géronm

  1. Genitive plural form of γέρος ‎(géros).