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γέρας , αος, pl. γέρα: gift of honor, honor, prerogative; nobles and esp. the king received γέρα from the commonalty, γέρας θ᾽ ὅ τι δῆμος ἔδωκεν, Od. 7.150; of the kingly office itself, Il. 20.182, Od. 11.175; of offerings to the gods, and burial honors of the dead, τὸ γὰρ γέρας ἐστὶ θανόντων.