genial

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French génial, from Latin geniālis(of or pertaining to marriage; festive, genial), from genius(guardian spirit) + -ālis.

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genial ‎(comparative more genial, superlative most genial)

  1. Friendly and cheerful.
  2. (especially of weather) Pleasantly mild and warm.
  3. Marked by genius.
    • 2003, Laura Fermi, Gilberto Bernardini, Galileo and the Scientific Revolution, Courier Dover Publications, page 111 [1]:
      About fifty years later, in 1675, the Danish astronomer Ole Roemer (1644-1710) had the genial idea of using astronomical rather than terrestrial distances.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French geni, géni +‎ -al, from Ancient Greek γένειον(géneion, chin).

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genial ‎(not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Relating to the chin; genian.

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German[edit]

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genial ‎(comparative genialer, superlative am genialsten)

  1. genius, ingenious, genial (in the sense of genius)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From Latin genialis

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genial ‎(neuter singular genialt, definite singular and plural geniale)

  1. ingenious, brilliant

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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From Latin genialis

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genial ‎(neuter singular genialt, definite singular and plural geniale)

  1. ingenious, brilliant

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genial m, f ‎(plural geniais, comparable)

  1. genial (marked by genius)
  2. genius (very clever)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin geniālis(of or pertaining to marriage; festive, genial), from genius(guardian spirit) + -ālis.

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genial m, f ‎(plural geniales)

  1. splendid, gorgeous, great
  2. ingenious
  3. genial, pleasant

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