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genius (n.)

14世纪末, “tutelary或道德精神”, 指导和管理个人的生活, 来自拉丁文 genius “守护神或精神, 从出生起就看护着每个人; 精神, 化身; 机智, 才能;” 也有“预言技能; 男性精神的 gens,” 原为“生成力” (或“先天性” ), 来自PIE *gen(e) -yo-, 源于词根 *gene- “生出, 生出”, 派生词指生育和家庭, 部落群体. 人的“特征性情” 的意义来自1580年代. 意思是“具有天资聪慧或才能的人”, “崇高的天性心智能力” 的意思最早记载于1640年代.

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Definitions of genius

genius (n.)
someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;
Mozart was a child genius
Synonyms: mastermind / brain / brainiac / Einstein
genius (n.)
unusual mental ability;
Synonyms: brilliance
genius (n.)
someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field;
Synonyms: ace / adept / champion / sensation / maven / mavin / virtuoso / hotshot / star / superstar / whiz / whizz / wizard / wiz
genius (n.)
exceptional creative ability;
Synonyms: wizardry
genius (n.)
a natural talent;
he has a genius for interior decorating
Synonyms: flair
From wordnet.princeton.edu