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prōgĕnĭes , ēi (archaic
I.gen. sing. progenii, Pac. ap. Gell. 9, 14, 13; and id. ap. Non. 490, 6), f. progigno, descent, lineage, race, family.
II. Transf., in concr.
a. Descendants, posterity, offspring, progeny, a son or daughter, a child (the predom. signification of the word; “syn.: proles, suboles), Epitaphs of the Scipios: veteres, qui se progeniem deorum esse dicebant,Cic. Univ. 11: “Priamum tantā progenie (i.e. quinquaginta filiis) orbatum,id. Tusc. 1, 35, 85: “progenies mea, Claudia,id. Cael. 14, 33; so, “Sarpedon, mea progenies,Verg. A. 10, 470: Bacchum Progeniem negat esse Jovis, Ov M. 4, 3; Liv. 1, 16, 3: “progenies quoque, ut Apollo ac Diana Latonae,Quint. 3, 7, 8: “ex magnā progenie liberorum (preceded by ex tantā stirpe liberūm),Liv. 45, 41 fin.; cf. id. 1, 13, 2: “cum se matura levabit progenies (avium),Juv. 14, 84.—In plur.: “duces ducumque progenies,Sen. Cons. ad Polyb. 11 (30), 4.—
b. A generation of men (eccl. Lat.): “una,Lact. 2, 10, 10; Vulg. Exod. 34, 7.—
c. Of animals, offspring, young, etc., Verg. G. 1, 414; 4, 56; Col. 7, 5, 6; 7, 9, 1.—Transf., of plants: “vitis progenies,Col. 3, 9, 7.—
III. Trop., of poems, as offsprings of the poet's mind (poet.): “stirps haec progeniesque mea est,Ov. Tr. 3, 14, 14.
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