gênio

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See also: genio, génio, and genio-

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin genius. Sense 2.0 also based on Arabic جِنّ(jinn).

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Noun[edit]

gênio m (plural gênios) (Brazilian orthography)

  1. genius
    1. (Roman mythology) the tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person
    2. a trait of personal character; characteristic; nature, quality
      Synonyms: índole, natureza
    3. someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.
  2. genie, Jinn (a spirit, either good or evil, of pre-Islamic and Islamic mythology)
  3. irritability (the tendency of getting angry, annoyed)
    Synonyms: irritabilidade, irascibilidade