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Headword: Γηγενέτης
Adler number: gamma,225
Translated headword: earth-born
Vetting Status: high
[γηγενέτης is the same as] γηγενής .
Also [sc. attested is the plural] γηγενεῖς ["earth-born ones"], properly [meaning] Adam and Eve who were born out of the earth, since they were not born out of intercourse; but by a misuse of the term [it can mean] every human.[1]
Greek Original:
Γηγενέτης: ὁ γηγενής. καὶ Γηγενεῖς, οἱ ἐκ γῆς γεγονότες Ἀδὰμ καὶ Εὔα, ἐπεὶ οὐκ ἐκ συνουσίας ἐγένοντο, κυρίως: καταχρηστικῶς δὲ πᾶς ἄνθρωπος.
See also gamma 226.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 1217c) on Psalm 48.3 LXX.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 July 2002@16:31:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords) on 2 September 2002@09:22:34.
David Whitehead (another keyword; betacode and other cosmetics) on 7 June 2012@04:47:05.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@03:23:22.


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