April 20, 2019

genea / γενεά

genea / γενεά 

A word that comes from the root genos from which we get the words genealogy and generation. It literally means race, family or generation. It is a feminine noun that can also mean, ironically, birth(s) or begetting(s). If γενεά is repeated twice or with another time word, practically indicates infinity of time in its original context. It can also mean that which is fathered, by or has been begotten. Men of the same family or men of the same stock. Metaphorically if can refer to a race or culture of men/women very much like each other in terms of their pursuits, character. Especially in a bad sense…a perverse race.

References: Matthew 1:17, Luke 1:28, Acts 2:40

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