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dʒɛnz; ˈdʒɛn tizGENS

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. name, gensnoun

    family based on male descent

    "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gensadjective

    a clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe

    Etymology: [L. See Gentle, a.]

  2. Gensadjective

    a minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem

    Etymology: [L. See Gentle, a.]


  1. Gens

    In ancient Rome, a gens, plural gentes, referred to a family, consisting of all those individuals who shared the same nomen and claimed descent from a common ancestor. A branch of a gens was called a stirps. The gens was an important social structure at Rome and throughout Italy during the period of the Roman Republic. Much of an individual's social standing depended on the gens to which he belonged. Certain gentes were considered patrician, others plebeian, while some had both patrician and plebeian branches. The importance of membership in a gens declined considerably in imperial times.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gens

    jenz, n. in ancient Rome, a clan including several families descended from a common ancestor: a tribe:—pl. Gen′tes. [L.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gens

    the name among the Romans for what we understand by the word clan as consisting of families.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gens

    In Roman antiquity, a clan, embracing several families, whose bond of alliance was a common name and certain religious rites performed in common. Persons of the same gens were called gentiles, while those of the same family were designated agnati.

  2. gens

    (Fr.). A word in much desultory use among the French, signifying, in the general acceptation of it, people, servants, soldiers, etc. This word is likewise used to distinguish bodies of men that are in opposition to each other.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GENS in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GENS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of GENS in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Lorsqe vous commencez à apprécier la bonté dans la vie, la vie va et vient progressivement par vous apprécier la bonté - parce que tout revient! être gentil avec les gens - car il est la bonté de la vie dans chaque personne.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Les gens qui réussissent ne sont pas seulement rêvent pas, mais poursuivent aussi leurs rêves avec passion et persévérance jusqu'à ce qu'ils atteignent le succès. La fortune favorise toujours ceux qui se aident, et le succès vient de ceux qui travaillent à puce.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Toujours gentil avec les gens, en particulier à ceux qui sommes dans un besoin urgent d'aide. Quand vous devenez réussi à marcher dans le couloir de la réussite, un jour, ne pas fermer la porte à d'autres marchant derrière vous. à la place, la maintenir ouverte joliment afin qu'eux aussi obtiennent le même chance et l'opportunité d'entrer dans le couloir de la réussite. Ce est exactement comment Succès engendre le Succès, à mon avis.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Pas de handicap dans le monde peut l'emporter sur l'un de l'incapacité à traiter les gens avec dignité, d'égalité et de respect - quelle que soit leur couleur, de croyance, le sexe, la race, la religion et l'orientation sexuelle.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    suffisamment de temps, ce qui se passe autour de toujours vient autour. ce est la loi du karma qui prévaut, ce est à dire ceux qui souffrent intentionnellement autres finissent toujours par avoir le goût de leur propre médecine - qu'ils le veuillent ou non! Donc, être gentil avec les gens, peu importe ce qui se passe. tchin tchin!

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