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genie

[ jee-nee ]

noun

  1. Islamic Mythology. jinn.
  2. a spirit, often appearing in human form, that when summoned by a person carries out the wishes of the summoner.
  3. any spirit; demon.


genie

1

/ ˈdʒiːnɪ /

noun

  1. (in fairy tales and stories) a servant who appears by magic and fulfils a person's wishes
  2. another word for jinni


Genie

2

/ ˈdʒiːnɪ /

noun

  1. an award given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in recognition of Canadian cinematic achievements
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Word History and Origins

Origin of genie1

1645–55; < French génie < Latin genius; genius
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Word History and Origins

Origin of genie1

C18: from French génie, from Arabic jinni demon, influenced by Latin genius attendant spirit; see genius
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Example Sentences

He also notes that humans continue to suffer from hunger and disease and says that our second wish for the genie should be “food and health.”

Haber notes that “the coal and oil resources of our planet are dwindling” and calls upon the genie to provide power.

Most of the time, having that little digital genie around to answer your requests is pretty handy.

Now it seems it will be difficult to put the genie back in the bottle.

I don’t see the genie going back in this bottle any time soon.

From Fortune

And then one pencil drawing of my face, and one pencil drawing of the Genie from Aladdin.

So when Disney produced a sequel to Aladdin, Dan Castellaneta voiced the Genie.

He claimed that his work as Genie was a favor to company, which he considered the “Rolls-Royce of animation.”

He still lives near Boston with Genie, his wife of some 45 years.

My understanding is that this artwork came first and was soon replaced with the “Sambo as a baby genie” motif.

The dolls do not talk; the little Genie that gave them their smile did not vouchsafe the gift of speech.

Then Iftikhar stepped to the edge of the parapet, and stood in his blazing dress—a very genie in mien and glory.

The words genius and genie are evidently cognate with the Arabian jinn, meaning a spirit.

The genie told him his command should be immediately obeyed, and disappeared.

"None at present," answered Aladdin, and then the genie disappeared.

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