genie

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See also: Genie, génie, Génie, and -génie

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French génie (genius”, “genie) (used to translate Arabic جِنّ(jinn) based on similarity of sound and sense) from Latin genius (household guardian spirit)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒiː.ni/
  • Rhymes: -iːni

Noun[edit]

genie (plural genii or genies)

  1. (Islam) A jinn, a being descended from the jann, normally invisible to the human eye, but who may also appear in animal or human form.
  2. A fictional magical being that is typically bound to obey the commands of a mortal possessing its container.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French génie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒeːˈni/, /ʒəˈni/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧nie
  • Rhymes: -i

Noun[edit]

genie n (plural genieën, diminutive genietje n)

  1. genius

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

genie f (uncountable)

  1. military engineers (unit)

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: zeni

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

genie f

  1. plural of genia

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

genie m

  1. locative singular of gen