Definition for genii (2 of 2)
noun, plural gen·ius·es for 2, 3, 8, gen·i·i [jee-nee-ahy] /ˈdʒi niˌaɪ/ for 6, 7, 9, 10.
Origin of genius
Can be confusedgenius genus
Examples from the Web for genii
Genii protect individuals and places: springs, hills, cities, and army barracks all had a genius loci, a genius of the place.
But the Romans simply transferred many of the functions of genii to angels.
He seemed to see two genii seeking, the one to drag him towards heaven and the other towards the abyss.
Genii know all that men know, and many other things besides, chevalier.The Conspirators|Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
It was a scene of tranquillity and repose, if not indeed the abode of the genii and fairies.
The genii who —— expected to be present —— deaf to every call.Practical Exercises in English|Huber Gray Buehler
You had command over the host of the Genii and could control the legion of the demons.Told in the Coffee House|Cyrus Adler
British Dictionary definitions for genii (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for genii (2 of 2)
noun plural -uses or for senses 5, 6 genii (ˈdʒiːnɪˌaɪ)
- the guiding spirit who attends a person from birth to death
- the guardian spirit of a place, group of people, or institution