Gentilis sentence example

gentilis
  • In postAugustan Latin gentilis became wider in meaning, following the usage of gens, in the sense of race, nation, and meant "national," belonging to the same race.
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  • Albericus Gentilis (1557-1611) and Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) were the first to give a systematic account.
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  • Gentilis in Latin, properly meaning "tribesman," came to be used of foreigners and non-Roman peoples, and was adopted in ecclesiasticaI usage for the non-Christian nations and in the Old Testament for non-Jewish races.
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