Word Summary
genos: family, offspring
Original Word: γένος
Transliteration: genos
Phonetic Spelling: (ghen'-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: family, offspring
Meaning: family, offspring
Strong's Concordance
race, kind, nation, offspring.

From ginomai; "kin" (abstract or concrete, literal or figurative, individual or collective) -- born, country(-man), diversity, generation, kind(-red), nation, offspring, stock.

see GREEK ginomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1085: γένος

γένος, γένους, τό (ΓΑΝΩ, γίνομαι), race;

a. offspring: τίνος, Acts 17:28f (from the poet Aratus); Revelation 22:16.

b. family: Acts (Acts 4:6, see ἀρχιερεύς, 2 at the end); (others refer this to c.); .

c. stock, race: Acts 7:19; 2 Corinthians 11:26; Philippians 3:5; Galatians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:9; (Genesis 11:6; Genesis 17:14, etc. for עַם); nation (i. e. nationality or descent from a particular people): Mark 7:26; Acts 4:36; Acts 18:2, 24.

d. concrete, the aggregate of many individuals of the same nature, kind, sort, species: Matthew 13:7; Matthew 17:21 (T WH omit; Tr brackets the verse); Mark 9:29; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28; 1 Corinthians 14:10. (With the same significations in Greek writings from Homer down.)

STRONGS NT 1085a: ΓερασηνόςΓερασηνός, Γερασηνου, , Gerasene, i. e. belonging to the city Gerasa (τά Γέρασα, Josephus, b. j. 3, 3, 3): Matthew 8:28 (Lachmann); Mark 5:1 (L T WH Tr text); Luke 8:26 and 37 (L Tr WH) according to very many manuscripts seen by Origen. But since Gerasa was a city situated in the southern part of Peraea (Josephus, the passage cited, cf. 4, 9, 1), or in Arabia (Origen, Works, iv. 140, De la Rue edition), that cannot be referred to here; see Γαδαρηνός, and the next word.