γενεά

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See also: γένεα

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Verbal noun from the root of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being).

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Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɡe.ne.ǎː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ɡɛ.nɛˈa/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ɣe.neˈa/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ʝe.neˈa/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ʝe.neˈa/
  • Noun[edit]

    γενεᾱ́ (geneā́f (genitive γενεᾶς); first declension

    1. birth
    2. race, descent
    3. generation
    4. offspring

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    Greek[edit]

    Alternative forms[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ʝeneˈa/
    • Hyphenation: γε‧νε‧ά

    Noun[edit]

    γενεά (geneáf (plural γενεές)

    1. (formal) Alternative form of γενιά (geniá)

    Usage notes[edit]

    Used only with γενεά (but not with γενιά):

    • Expressions
      χάσμα γενεώνchásma geneóngeneration gap
      σύγκρουση γενεώνsýgkrousi geneóngeneration clash
    • Idiomatic set phrases:
      περνάω γενεές δεκατέσσεριςpernáo geneés dekatésseris(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      τον πέρασε γενεές δεκατέσσεις
      ton pérase geneés dekatésseis
      (He/she insulted him/her heavily. (literally: He/she passed him/her thourgh 14 generations)

    And see γενιά

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