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γενναῖος γέννα

suitable to one's birth or descent, οὔ μοι γενναῖον it fits not my nobility, Il.
I.of persons, high-born, noble by birth, Lat. generosus, Hdt., Trag.; so of animals, well-bred, Plat., Xen.
2.noble in mind, high-minded, Hdt., attic: τὸ γ. γενναιότης, Soph.:—also of actions, noble, Hdt., Trag.
II.of things, good of their kind, excellent, notable, Xen.: genuine, intense, δύη Soph.
III.adv. -ως, nobly, Hdt., etc.: comp. -οτέρως, Plat.: Sup. -ότατα, Eur.

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