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It Has 4 letters ( g e n s )         1 vowels ( e )         3 consonants ( g n s )         Word on the contrary sneg

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Shortened from _generations_. ABBREVIATION GENS * generations SEE ALSO * gen

Shortened from generations.

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gens

  1. generations
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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Wikipedia From Latin _gēns_ (“gens; tribe, people”); see also _gentile_, _gender_, _genus_, _generate_. NOUN GENS (_plural_ GENTES _or_ GENSES) * (historical) A legally defined unit of Roman society, being a collection of people related by birth, marriage or adoption, but allowing a greater amount of time between members and their common ancestor than is commonly implied by the term _related_. * (anthropology) A tribal subgroup whose members are characterized by having the same descent, usually along the male line. * 1919, Boris Sidis, _The Source and Aim of Human Progress_: The taboos, the laws, the rules of GENSES, tribes, and nations, from the lowest to the highest, are upheld by a vague terror and sacred awe which society impresses on man by threats of ill-luck, fearful evil, and terrible punishments befalling sinners and transgressors of the tabooed, of the holy and the forbidden, charged with a mysterious, highly contagious, and virulently infective life-consuming energy. USAGE NOTES (historical Roman unit of society): The concept is close to and often translated as _clan_, but the two are not identical. The alternative _tribe_ is also sometimes used, but the Latin _tribus_ has a separate meaning. SYNONYMS (historical Roman unit of society): clan, tribe

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From Latin gēns (gens; tribe, people); see also gentile, gender, genus, generate.

Noun

gens (plural gentes or genses)

  1. (historical) A legally defined unit of Roman society, being a collection of people related by birth, marriage or adoption, but allowing a greater amount of time between members and their common ancestor than is commonly implied by the term related.
  2. (anthropology) A tribal subgroup whose members are characterized by having the same descent, usually along the male line.

Usage notes

(historical Roman unit of society): The concept is close to and often translated as clan, but the two are not identical. The alternative tribe is also sometimes used, but the Latin tribus has a separate meaning.

Synonyms

(historical Roman unit of society): clan, tribe

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* engs * negs

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Catalan - Adverb

GENS * a bit * a few

gens

  1. a bit
  2. a few

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French - Etymology

From an earlier _gents_, plural of _gent_, from Latin _gentem_, accusative of _gēns_.

From an earlier gents, plural of gent, from Latin gentem, accusative of gēns.

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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ʒɑ̃/ * Rhymes: -ɑ̃ * Homophone: Jean

  • IPA(key): /ʒɑ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃
  • Homophone: Jean

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GENS

gens

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* "gens" in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

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Norman - Etymology

From Latin _gēns_.

From Latin gēns.

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Norman - Noun

GENS

gens

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From Proto-Indo-European _*ǵénh₁tis_, from _*ǵenh₁-_, from which also _gignō_, _generō_, _genus_.

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis, from *ǵenh₁-, from which also gignō, generō, genus.

Which the in categoryLATIN - PRONUNCIATION
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Latin - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈɡeːns/

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeːns/

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Latin - Noun

GĒNS

gēns

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* ^ “kind”; in: M. Philippa e.a., _Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands_

  1. ^ “kind”; in: M. Philippa e.a., Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands

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Swedish - Noun

GENS * indefinite genitive singular of gen

gens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of gen


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