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γένεσις , εως, , (γενέσθαι)
II. manner of birth, Hdt.1.204, 6.69, etc.; race, descent, Id.2.146; “πατρὸς οὖσα γένεσιν ΕὐρύτουS.Tr.380; κατὰ γένεσιν, opp. καθ᾽ υἱοθεσίαν, IG12(1).181 (Rhodes).
2. Astrol., nativity, geniture, AP 11.164 (Lucill.), 183 (Id.), Epigr.Gr.314.21 (Smyrna), PLond.1.98r60 (i A. D.), Vett.Val.216.6: hence, lot, fortune, Astramps.Orac. 16.8,23.7.
III. production, generation, coming into being, opp. ὄλεθρος, Parm.8.21; more usu. opp. φθορά, Pl.Phlb.55a, etc.; περὶ γενέσεως καὶ φθορᾶς, title of work by Arist.: generally, formation, “πύουHp.Aph.2.47; origination, making, ἱματίων, περὶ τὰ ἀμφιέσματα, Pl. Plt.281b,3; “γ. καὶ οὐσία δικαιοσύνηςId.R.359a.
2. = τὸ γίγνεσθαι, becoming, opp. οὐσία, ib.525b, Ti.29c, Procl.Inst.45,al.
IV. concrete, creation, i.e. all created things, Pl.Phdr.245e; “γ. καὶ κόσμοςId.Ti.29e, freq. in Ph., as 1.3,al., cf. Plot.6.3.2, etc.
V. race, kind or sort of animals, Pl.Plt.265b, etc.; family, δίδυμος γ. of the Spartan kings, Id.Lg.691d.
VI. generation, age, Id.Phdr.252d: pl., Id.Plt.310d; κατὰ περίστασιν τῆς γ. according to the circumstances of his time, Porph.Sent.32.
VII.παιδοπόρος γ.genitalia muliebria, AP9.311 (Phil.).
VIII. Math., generation of a figure, Papp.234.4,al.
b. origin of a spiral, Id.272.7; ἐν γ. εὐθεῖα the initial line, Id.286.22.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (19):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.204
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.146
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.69
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.201
    • Plato, Laws, 691d
    • Plato, Republic, 359a
    • Plato, Republic, 525b
    • Plato, Phaedo, 71e
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 180d
    • Plato, Statesman, 265b
    • Plato, Statesman, 281b
    • Plato, Statesman, 310d
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 245e
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 252d
    • Plato, Philebus, 55a
    • Plato, Timaeus, 29c
    • Plato, Timaeus, 29e
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 380
    • Hippocrates, Aphorismi, 2.47
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