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  • adjective Conducive to or producing virtue.

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Coined in 1997 by Ellen T. Charry in "By the Renewing of Your Minds" (ISBN 0195134869), from Greek ἀρετή (aretē, "virtue") and γεννάω (gennaō, "to beget")

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  • A neologism, coined in 1997 by Ellen T. Charry in By the Renewing of Your Minds. Greek arete (virtue) + gennao (to beget).

    July 7, 2010