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Deep Latin linguistics
> <Actually, it's _gener-_, as in generic.>
Genus, generis, generi... plural starts with genera. It's just the entire
"genus" + an ending, while the unstressed u got weakened (Maniraptora is
correct!) and the s turned into a z because it was surrounded by vowels, and
this in turn was unstable in Latin, turning into r.
> There is also _geneti-_, _geno-_, etc. for genetic,
> genotype, and so forth.
This is purely _Greek_ -- genesis = origin (AFAIK).
> The root itself (_gens_ or _genus_, I forget)
Certainly related, but different words. Gens (gentis, genti...) is a sort of
And while I am at it, gener (generi, genero...) is the son-in-law.