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Headword: *gene/sia
Adler number: gamma,133
Translated headword: genesia
Vetting Status: high
The commemoration of birth recurring every year.
Greek Original:
*gene/sia: h( di' e)niautou= e)pifoitw=sa tou= texqe/ntos mnh/mh.
As gamma 131, from the scholia to Plato, Alcibiades 121C.
In theory, genesia were held in commemoration of the birthdays of the dead, genethlia (gamma 131) for living people; but the distinction was sometimes blurred.
Keywords: chronology; daily life; definition; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@12:24:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified note; added keyword) on 25 June 2002@04:07:12.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 5 June 2012@07:07:13.


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