[ 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- /
of another kind.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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Example sentences from the Web for alieni generis
His wife was, at that time, generis communis, and procured him friends at court.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck|Baron Trenck
An inscription at the foot of the pedestal says, Humani generis auspicia.The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume III (of 3)|Leonard Williams
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