noun, plural gentes
[jen-teez] /ˈdʒɛn tiz/ (Show IPA)
a group of families in ancient Rome claiming descent from a common ancestor and united by a common name and common ancestral religious rites.
Anthropology. a group tracing common descent in the male line; clan.
noun (pl) gentes (ˈdʒɛntiːz)
(in ancient Rome) any of a group of aristocratic families, having a common name and claiming descent from a common ancestor in the male line
(anthropol) a group based on descent in the male line
1847, in reference to ancient Rome, “tribe, clan, house (of families having a name and certain religious rites in common and a presumed common origin),” from Latin gens (genitive gentis) “race, clan, nation” (see genus).
[zhahn dy mawnd] /ʒɑ̃ dü ˈmɔ̃d/ plural noun, French. 1. people of the world; leaders in society; fashionable people.
[jen-seng] /ˈdʒɛnˈsɛŋ/ noun 1. .
[jen-ser-ik, gen-] /ˈdʒɛn sər ɪk, ˈgɛn-/ noun 1. a.d. c390–477, king of the Vandals, conqueror in northern Africa and Italy. /ˈɡɛnsərɪk; ˈdʒɛn-/ noun 1. ?390–477 ad, king of the Vandals (428–77). He seized Roman lands, esp extensive parts of N Africa, and sacked Rome (455)
library /jen’sim/ (From the MacLISP for “generated symbol”) To invent a new name for something temporary, in such a way that the name is almost certainly not in conflict with one already in use. The canonical form of a gensym is “Gnnnn” where nnnn represents a number; any LISP hacker would recognise G0093 (for example) […]