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about the meaning of "genea"

Postby Junya » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:28 am

I am unclear about the definition of "genea" given in LSJ.

Under the article 2., the meaning "race, generation" is given.
But I don't understand it.
What is the common meaning of "race" and "generation" ?
Or are we supposed to understand them separately, there being no common meaning between them ?
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Re: about the meaning of "genea"

Postby NateD26 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:29 am

Race today means a distinct group of people distinguished by their physical characteristics
(a problematic and controversial definition by most contemporary biologists).
But It can also mean a genealogical line, a lineage, which is the intended meaning in the
quotes Liddell-Scott referenced.
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Re: about the meaning of "genea"

Postby Junya » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:13 pm

I see. Thank you Nate. :)

When I am vague with a definition in LSJ (it is very often, as I am Japanese), I read sample sentences to be clearer.
But it may be more efficient to consult several internet English dictionaries.
Do you have advices to me ?
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Re: about the meaning of "genea"

Postby NateD26 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:25 am

Junya wrote:When I am vague with a definition in LSJ (it is very often, as I am Japanese), I read sample sentences to be clearer.
But it may be more efficient to consult several internet English dictionaries.
Do you have advices to me ?

I'm also not a native speaker. Whenever I'm a vague on certain definitions, I use online dictionaries such
as the one to which I've linked. Dictionary.com is also a fine dictionary to consult.
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Re: about the meaning of "genea"

Postby Junya » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:22 am

Thank you. :D
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