γίγνομαι

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵenh₁-

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

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Verb[edit]

γίγνομαι ‎(gígnomai)

  1. to come into being
    1. (of people) to be born
    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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