- of another kind.
amicus humani generis
- a philanthropist.
Origin of amicus humani generis
- of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
Examples from the Web for generis
Historical Examples of generis
In Lewisham Churchyard is one of the death's head series almost sui generis.In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious
W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
An inscription at the foot of the pedestal says, Humani generis auspicia.The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume III (of 3)
His wife was, at that time, generis communis, and procured him friends at court.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck
Word Origin for sui generis
Word Origin and History for 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).
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.”