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- /

adjective Latin.

of another kind.

Definition for generis (2 of 3)

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

Definition for generis (3 of 3)

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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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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