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γενεά γίγνομαι

I.of the persons in a family.
1.race, stock, family, Hom., etc.; Πριάμου γ. Il.; ἐκ γενεῆς according to his family, id=Il.; γενεῆι by birth-right, Od.; γενεὴν Αἰτωλός by descent, Il.:—of horses, a breed, id=Il.:—generally, γενεήν in kind, Hdt.:—also a tribe, nation, Περσῶν γ. Aesch.
3.offspring, Orac. ap. Hdt.; and of a single person, Soph.
II.of time or place in reference to birth:
1.a birth-place, γενεὴ ἐπὶ λίμνηι Γυγαίηι Il.; of an eagle's eyrie, Od.
2.age, time of life, esp. in phrases γενεῆι νεώτατος, πρεσβύτατος youngest, eldest, in age, or by birth, Hom.
3.time of birth, ἐκ γενεῆς Hdt.; ἀπὸ γ. Xen.

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