Definition of gens
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1.
LEM
gēns, gentis
GEN-
noun (f., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. a race, clan, house
  2. a descendant, offspring, representative
  3. a tribe, brood, crew
  4. a race, species, breed
  5. a race, tribe, people
  6. [plural] foreign nations, foreigners
Abbreviations
gēns gentis, f GEN-, a race, clan, house (of families having a name and certain religious rites in common): Minucia: clarissima Corneliorum, S.: patres maiorum gentium: minorum gentium patres, L.: gentis enuptio, the right of marrying out of her gens, L.: periurus, sine gente, i. e. of no family, H.: maiorum gentium di, of the highest rank: dii minorum gentium, of the inferior orders: maiorum gentium Stoicus, i. e. eminent.

—A descendant, offspring, representative: deūm gens, Aenea, V.

— cf. heroes, deūm gens, Ct.: (equos) in spem submittere gentis, V.

—A tribe, brood, crew: ista Clodiana.

—A race, species, breed: human{*}, C., H.: haec (i. e. volpes), O.

—A race, tribe, people: eiusdem gentis (esse): Suebi, quorum non una gens, Ta.: exterae gentes: exercitus compositus ex variis gentibus, S.: Nerviorum, Cs.: oppidum Thessaliae, quae gens miserat, etc., community, Cs.: omnes eius gentis cives, N.: ius gentium: ubicumque terrarum et gentium, in the world: ubinam gentium sumus? on earth: nusquam gentium, T.: tu autem longe gentium, far away in the world: minime gentium, by no means, T.

— Plur, foreign nations, foreigners: duretque gentibus amor nostri, Ta.

—A region, country: qui Cataoniam tenebat: quae gens iacet, etc.
 
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