Origin of genieFrench génie ( from Classical Latin genius: see genius), used to translate Arabic jinn?, jinni from jinn, jinn
A genie emerges from his lamp.
The wish-granting supernatural figure voiced by Robin Williams in Aladdin who came out of the bottle and who granted Aladdin three wishes is an example of a genie.
- A supernatural creature who does one's bidding when summoned.
- A jinni.
Origin of genieFrench génie guardian spirit, tutelary deity, later also jinni ( sense influenced by Arabic jinnī jinni ) from Latin genius guardian spirit ; see genius .
(plural genii or genies)
genie - Computer Definition
An online information and bulletin board service that closed its doors at the end of 1999, much to the dismay of its many users, some of whom were still chatting when the plug was pulled. Genie (General Electric Network for Information Exchange) was set up as a joint venture between GE and Ameritech in 1985, and in time was acquired by Yovelle Renaissance Corporation and then by IDT in the mid-1990s. Its roundtable discussions, chat lines, games and Internet access attracted a niche of science fiction aficionados as well as horror and fantasy writers. The growth of other online services affected Genie's traffic, which in those early days, peaked at some 400,000 users. See online service. See also Jini.
- He's a genie offering a bottle with a flying carpet tossed in.
- But in 1802 Chateaubriand had published his epoch-making Genie du Christianisme, in which he declared that of all religions Christianity was " the most poetical, the most human, the most favourable to freedom, art and letters."
- Fabry, Le Genie de la revolution considers dans ?education (3 vols., Paris, 1817-1818); F.
- In 1839 he was appointed professor of foreign literature at Lyons, where he began the brilliant course of lectures afterwards embodied in the Two years later he was transferred to the College de France, and the Genie des religions itself appeared (1842) .
- Schapp, Kants Lehre vom Genie and die Entstehung der "Kritik der Urteilskraft" (1901); Carl Schmidt, Beitrage zur Entwickelung der Kant'schen Ethik (1900); A.