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γνήσιος γένος

of or belonging to the race, i. e. lawfully begotten, legitimate, opp. to νόθος, Hom.; φρονεῖν γνήσια to have a noble mind, Eur.; γν. γυναῖκες lawful wives, opp. to παλλακίδες, Xen.; γν. τῆς Ἑλλάδος true sons of Greece, Dem.:—adv. -ίως, lawfully, really, truly, Eur.

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