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gente f. (Noun) "people"
12th cent. Old Spanish yente. From Latin gentem, accusative of gens "clan," "household;" originally "race." From Proto-Italic *genti- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh1-ti̯- 'id.' From *ǵenh1- "to birth." See also género, germen.
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian xente, Portuguese gente, Galician xente, Catalan gent, French gens, Italian gente, Aromanian gintã, Romanian gintă, Sardinian gente
Germanic
Old Norse kind "kind," English kind
Hellenic
Ancient Greek γένεσις (génesis) "birth"