genii

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

genii

  1. (Roman mythology) plural of genius; guardian spirits
    • 1980, Colin Thubron, Seafarers: The Venetians, page 40:
      On the 11th Century glass bowl above, the painted figures—winged genii, nude athletes and brawny soldiers—resemble mythological characters but may be only lighthearted mimicry of ancient Greek or Roman subjects.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

genii

  1. plural of genie
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 196:
      The latter are not elementals but spirits of the Genii order, and correspond to the inferior "gods" of the invisible world.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

geniī

  1. inflection of genius:
    1. nominative/vocative plural
    2. genitive singular