alieni generis

[ ah-li-ey-nee ge-ne-ris; English ey-lahy-ee-nahy jen-er-is, ey-lee- ]
/ ˌɑ lɪˈeɪ ni ˈgɛ nɛ rɪs; English ˌeɪ laɪˈi naɪ ˈdʒɛn ər ɪs, ˌeɪ li- /
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adjective Latin.

of another kind.

Nearby words

  1. alienate,
  2. alienation,
  3. alienation of affections,
  4. alienee,
  5. aliener,
  6. alieni juris,
  7. alienia,
  8. alienism,
  9. alienist,
  10. alienor

amicus humani generis

[ ah-mee-koo s hoo-mah-nee ge-ne-ris; English uh-mahy-kuh s hyoo-mey-nahy jen-uh-ris, uh-mee-kuh s hyoo-mey-nee ]
/ ɑˈmi kʊs huˈmɑ ni ˈgɛ nɛ rɪs; English əˈmaɪ kəs hyuˈmeɪ naɪ ˈdʒɛn ə rɪs, əˈmi kəs hyuˈmeɪ ni /

noun Latin.

a philanthropist.

Origin of amicus humani generis

literally, friend of the human race

sui generis

[ soo-i ge-ne-ris; English soo-ahy jen-er-is, soo-ee ]
/ ˈsʊ ɪ ˈgɛ nɛ rɪs; English ˈsu aɪ ˈdʒɛn ər ɪs, ˈsu i /

adjective Latin.

of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
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British Dictionary definitions for generis

sui generis

/ (ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs) /

adjective

unique

Word Origin for sui generis

Latin, literally: of its own kind

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Word Origin and History for generis

sui generis

1787, Latin, literally "of one's own kind, peculiar." First element from sui, genitive of suus "his, her, its, one's," from Old Latin sovos, from PIE root *swe-, pronoun of the third person (see idiom).

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Culture definitions for generis

sui generis

[ (sooh-ee, sooh-eye jen-uh-ris) ]

A person or thing that is unique, in a class by itself: “She is an original artist; each of her paintings is sui generis.” From Latin, meaning “of its own kind.”

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