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Headword: *eu)ge/neia
Adler number: epsilon,3392
Translated headword: noble birth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] good family.[1] But *eu)geni/a ["Eugenia"] [is a feminine] proper name, [written] with iota.[2]
Greek Original:
*eu)ge/neia: h( kalh\ genea/. *eu)geni/a de\ o)/noma ku/rion, dia\ tou= i.
[1] cf. the related adjective at epsilon 3393.
[2] sc. only, i.e. ending -ia, not -eia; cf. the masculine version of the name, Eugenios, at epsilon 3394. For women called Eugenia see e.g. Greek Anthology 7.593.3; also a martyr-saint of Alexandria in the second century AD.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 December 2006@22:03:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2 and keywords) on 3 December 2006@04:58:19.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 3 December 2006@11:47:31.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 December 2006@08:38:28.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2012@08:02:48.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 November 2012@23:49:46.


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