[gen-i-oo s loh-kee; English jee-nee-uh s loh-sahy, -kahy]
the guardian spirit of a place.
the distinctive character or atmosphere of a place with reference to the impression that it makes on the mind.
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the guardian spirit of a place
the special atmosphere of a particular place
Word Origin for genius loci
genius of the place
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