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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.

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian xente, Portuguese gente, Galician xente, Catalan gent, French gens, Italian gente; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian gintã, Romanian gintă; Sardinian: gente

Indo-European: Germanic: Old Norse kind "kind," English kind; Hellenic: Ancient Greek γένεσις (génesis) "birth"