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Modern English uses this as a root in words such as gerontology (the study of the medical conditions of elder folk), and in the adjective geriatric, referring to an old person. —This unsigned comment was added by Allamakee Democrat (talkcontribs) at 21:40, 21 May 2008.

I've put gerontology in the descendants. Geriatric actually comes from a closely related term: γῆρας (gêras, old age). -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 03:29, 22 May 2008 (UTC)