Definition of Gentes

1. Noun. (plural of gens) ¹

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Definition of Gentes

1. gens [n] - See also: gens

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentes

gentamicin 2''-nucleotidyltransferase
gentamicin 2'-N-acetyltransferase
gentes (current term)
gentian aniline water
gentian blue
gentian family
gentian root
gentian violet
gentianella amarella
gentianic acid

Literary usage of Gentes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The most powerful gens taking the lead of the other gentes, the head of that gens became easily the regular chief of the tribe. Such a government might as ..."

2. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1889)
"The eight gentes of the Seneca-Iroquois tribe were reintegrated in two phratries as ... The gentes in the same phratry are brother gentes to each other, ..."

3. The history of Rome by Theodor Mommsen, Joseph Anton F. Wilhelm Ihne, William Purdie Dickson (1871)
"How many gentes went to form a curia, we do not know ... 7) that originally each curia contained ten gentes, the thirty curise, therefore, three hundred. ..."

4. Roman Antiquities: Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam (1819)
"To mark the different gentes and families, and to distinguish the individuals ... Some gentes seem to have had no sirname: as, the Marian: thus, C. Marius, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquitiesby William George Smith, Charles Anthon by William George Smith, Charles Anthon (1870)
"The tradition is not, that familiae related by blood were formed into gentes, that these gentes were formed into curiae, that these curie were formed into ..."

6. Roman Public Life by Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge (1901)
"It was possible for new gentes to be added to the community, and even for old ... The reception of new gentes was >P. 3. 2 The gentes minores are sometimes ..."

7. The Roman Assemblies from Their Origin to the End of the Republic by George Willis Botsford (1909)
"On this authority Niebuhr supposes that the phratry was a group of gentes, and he assumes further that both phratries and gentes were composed exclusively ..."

8. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"gentes and Curias. — In Rome, as in Greece, we find above the family larger blood units, — the clans, or gentes. Originally, each clan must have been ruled ..."

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