genesis

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γένεσις (génesis, origin, source, beginning, nativity, generation, production, creation), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis (birth, production), from *ǵenh₁-.

Noun[edit]

genesis f (genitive genesis or geneseōs or genesios); third declension

  1. generation, creation, nativity
  2. birth

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative genesis genesēs
geneseis
Genitive genesis
geneseōs
genesios
genesium
Dative genesī genesibus
Accusative genesim
genesin
genesem1
genesēs
genesīs
Ablative genesī
genese1
genesibus
Vocative genesis
genesi
genesēs
geneseis

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: gènesi
  • English: genesis
  • Spanish: génesis