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γενέθλιος , ον, also α, ον Lyc.1194:—
A.of or belonging to one's birth, γ. δόσις a birthday gift, A.Eu.7; γενέθλιος ἡμέρα birthday, Epicur. Fr.217, OGl111.29 (ii B. C.), etc.; γενεθλία ἡμέρα ib.222.6 (iii B. C.): pl., ib.493.20 (ii A. D.); “τῇ γενεθλίᾳPOxy.494.24 (ii A. D.); and γενέθλιος, without ἡμέρα, CIG3957b, Luc.Dem.Enc.2; “γενέθλιον ἦμαρAP6.261 (Crin.); also “ἀγὼν γ. τοῦ θεάτρουto celebrate a birthday, ClG 4342d (Aspendus); τὰ γ. birthday feast, SIG463.11; γ. θύειν offer birthday offerings, E.Ion653, Pl.Alc.1.121c; “ἑστιᾶνLuc.Herm.11, cf. BGU362x9 (iii A. D.), etc.
II. of one's race or family, esp. of tutelary gods, “Ζεὺς γ.Pi.O.8.16, P.4.167; “γ. δαίμωνId.O.13.105; “γ. θεοίA.Th.639 (but in Pl.Lg.729c, 879d, presiding over generation, and in D.H.1.67, = Penates); αἷμα γ. kindred blood, E.Or.89; γ. ἀραί a parent's curse, A.Ch.912.
III. giving birth, generative, γενέθλιος ἀκτίνων πατήρ, i.e. the Sun, Pi.O.7.70; γ. πόρος thy natal stream, A.Eu.293; “βλάσται γ.S.OC972; ἀνέλυσα γενέθλιον . . [δελφύν], of her first child, Hymn.Is.17.
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