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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).


(Homeric Greek)
(later poetry)


γένῡς, γένῠς (génūs, génusf (genitive γένῠος); third declension

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



  • γένυς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • γένυς in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • γένυς in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • γένυς in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • γένυς in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • γένυς in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (© 2006–2018)
  • γένυς in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • axe idem, page 57.
    • cheek idem, page 128.
    • chin idem, page 130.
    • edge idem, page 261.
    • jaw idem, page 462.