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  • He combined the Greek word genos, meaning race or tribe, with the suffix - cide, derived from the Latin word for killing.

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  • It was in this context that a Polish Jewish lawyer named Raphael Lemkin had coined the term genocide, by which he meant "the destruction of a nation or of an ethnic group," in his 1944 book, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, "from the ancient Greek word genos (race, tribe) and the Latin cide (killing)."

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  • In it, he combined the Greek word genos, for race, with the Latin word cide, for killing -- genocide, a new word for a crime that he would spend his lifetime trying to prevent.

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  • This new word, coined by the author to denote an old practice in its modern development, is made from the ancient Greek word genos (race, tribe) and the Latin cide (killing), thus corresponding in its formation to such words as tyrannicide, homocide, infanticide, etc.(

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  • Celsus speaks of the genos of the Jews, and opposes both genē in the sharpest manner to all other nations, in order to show that when Christians, as renegade Jews, distinguish themselves from this genos — a genos which is, at least, a people — they do so to their own loss.

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  • "genos", meaning people or folk, and the Latin word "caedere", meaning slaughtering or destroying.

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  • - L'viv, 2001), 654 pp. [16] Explaining that he was combining "the ancient Greek word" genos "(race, tribe) and the Latin" cide "(killing)," he added in a footnote, "Another term could be used for the same idea, namely," ethnocide, "consisting of the Greek word 'ethnos'-nation-and the Latin word


  • | Reply | Permalink if joey vento loves america so much, why does he support the most un-american institution of them all: the confederate states of america? it makes me embarrassed that he is a philadelphian, and, for the record, i prefer my cheesesteak chopped (like pats & jims) not sliced (like genos).

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  • But whereas the masses lived in nuclear families, nobles and kings -- at first the same -- lived as elsewhere in large households including agnates of a clan genos.

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  • Timaeus 'introduction of the receptacle as a “third kind” (triton genos, 48e4) alongside forms and their imitations is labored indeed.

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  • Greek Race, one's kind.

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