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γείνομαι (γέν-
I. as Pass., only pres. and impf., to be born, cf. γίγνομαι (which is a constant v.l. in Hom.), γεινομένῳ at one's birth, Il.20.128, 24.210, Od.4.208, cf. Hes.Th.82, Alc.Supp.14: impf. “γεινόμεθ᾽Il.22.477, Hes.Sc.88.
II. as Med., aor. 1 ἐγεινάμην (Aeol. 3sg. “γέννατ᾽Alc.Supp.8.13), in causal sense, beget, “ἐγείναο παῖδ᾽ ἀΐδηλονIl.5.880, cf. S.Aj.1172, etc.; more freq. of the mother, bring forth, “θεὰ δέ σε γείνατο μήτηρIl.1.280, cf. 6.26, Od.6.25, etc.; οἱ γεινάμενοι the parents, Hdt.1.120, X.Ap.20; γεινάμενος the father, Ph.2.171; γειναμένη the mother, Hdt.4.10, 6.52, E.Tr.825 (lyr.); αἱ γ. women in childbed, Arist.HA582b15; μήτηρ μ᾽ ἐγείνατο she who bare me, A.Eu.736, cf. Fr.175, Supp.581 (lyr.), S. OT1020; “πατρὶς μ᾽ ἐγείνατοE.Ph.996.
III. aor. 1, in later Poets, in pass. sense, = ἐγενόμην, Call.Cer.58. (Sts. written by itacism for γίνομαι, as IG22.786.7 (iii B. C.).)
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