γίγνομαι

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From Proto-Indo-European *ǵíǵnh₁-, the reduplicated present stem of *ǵenh₁-. Cognate to Latin gignō.

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γίγνομαι (gígnomai)

  1. to come into being
    1. (of people) to be born
      • 430 BCE – 354 BCE, Xenophon, Anabasis 1.1:
        Δαρείου καὶ Παρυσάτιδος γίγνονται παῖδες δύο
        Dareíou kaì Parusátidos gígnontai paîdes dúo
        Darius and Parysatis had two sons born to them.
    2. (of things) to be produced
    3. (of events) to take place
  2. (followed by a predicate) to become
  3. (aorist participle) having ceased to be: former, ex-
    ὁ γενόμενος στρατηγός
    ho genómenos stratēgós
    the ex-general
  4. (present participle) something that is due (of payments); regular, normal, usual

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