genesis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin genesis (generation, nativity), from Ancient Greek γένεσις (génesis, origin, source, beginning, nativity, generation, production, creation), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis (birth, production), from *ǵenh₁-. Related to Ancient Greek γίγνομαι (gígnomai, to be produced, become, be). Doublet of kind.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.ə.sɪs/

Noun[edit]

genesis (plural geneses)

  1. The origin, start, or point at which something comes into being.
    Some point to the creation of Magna Carta as the genesis of English common law.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

genesis f (genitive genesis); third declension

  1. generation, creation, nativity
  2. birth

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative genesis genesēs
genitive genesis genesium
dative genesī genesibus
accusative genesem
genesim
genesēs
genesīs
ablative genese
genesī
genesibus
vocative genesis genesēs