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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 from WordNet

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
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