γενεά

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See also: γένεα

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Formally it would be from Proto-Hellenic *genehā́, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁eseh₂, feminine derivation from *ǵénh₁os (whence γένος (génos)), from *ǵenh₁-. Compare εἶδος (eîdos) - ἰδέα (idéa).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

γενεᾱ́ (geneā́f (genitive γενεᾶς); first declension

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: γενιά (geniá), γενεά (geneá)

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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learnedly 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 (geneá) (but not with γενιά (geniá)) are:

  • Expressions
    χάσμα γενεώνchásma geneóngeneration gap
    σύγκρουση γενεώνsýgkrousi geneóngeneration clash
  • Idiomatic set phrases:
    περνάω γενεές δεκατέσσεριςpernáo geneés dekatésserisrake over the coals, reprimand, give a bollocking to
    τον πέρασε γενεές δεκατέσσεις
    ton pérase geneés dekatésseis
    He/she gave him/her a bollocking.
    (literally, “He/she passed him/her through 14 generations”)

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