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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀγενής (agenḗs, base, lowborn).

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  • IPA(key): /aʝeˈnis/
  • Hyphenation: α‧γε‧νής

AdjectiveEdit

αγενής (agenísm (feminine αγενής, neuter αγενές)

  1. rude, impolite, uncivil (bad-mannered)
    Αυτή η υπάλληλος ήταν αγενέστατη.Aftí i ypállilos ítan agenéstati.That employee was most rude.
  2. base (as in base metal), nonprecious (metals such as lead, copper)

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