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γενέσι-ος , ον,
A.= γενέθλιος, θεός Plu.2. 402a; epith. of Posidon, Paus.2.38.4.
II. Γενέσιον, τό, shrine of Posidon Γ., Paus.l.c.
III. γενέσια, τά, day kept in memory of the birthday of the dead, Hdt.4.26, cf. Ammon.p.36V., Phryn.83; to be distinguished from γενέθλια birthday-feast, though used for it in Pl.Lg.784d (s. v. l.) and later Gk., POxy.736.56 (i B. C./i A. D.), PFay.114.20 (i/ii A. D.), etc., Alciphr.3.18 and 55, Ev.Matt.14.6, Ev.Marc.6.21, D.C.47.18; so γ. ἡμέρα, = γενέθλιος, CIG2883c (Branchidae); γ. alone, OGI583.14 (Cyprus); “τῇ τοῦ Σεβαστοῦ ἐμμήνῳ γ.IGRom.4.353b (Pergam., ii A. D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.26
    • New Testament, Mark, 6.21
    • New Testament, Matthew, 14.6
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.38.4
    • Plato, Laws, 784d
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 47.18
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