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γένυς

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu-, *ǵénus (chin, jaw). Cognates include Sanskrit हनु (hánu), Latin gena, Old Armenian ծնաւտ (cnawt, jaw), Persian چانه (čâne), Tocharian A śanwem, Lithuanian žandas, Welsh gen, and Old English ċinn (English chin).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

γένῡς, γένῠς (génūs, génus) (genitive γένῠος); f, third declension

  1. jaw
  2. mouth
  3. edge of an axe

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