genius locorum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing of Latin genius locorum (tutelary spirit of the places), employing the genitive plural of locus (place).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

genius locorum (plural genii locorum)

  1. (rare) A single spirit or minor deity (genius) which watches over several places, rather than only one.

Usage notes[edit]

In English, genius locorum often remains italicized as a Latin borrowing. It employs the Latin nominative plural but is not otherwise grammatically declined.

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