Ge*ni"al (?), a. Anat.

Same as Genian.

 

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Gen"ial (?), a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.]

1.

Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.

"The genial bed."

Milton.

Creator Venus, genial power of love. Dryden.

2.

Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and genial disposition.

So much I feel my genial spirits droop. Milton.

3.

Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.

[Obs.]

Natural incapacity and genial indisposition. Sir T. Browne.

4.

Denoting or marked with genius belonging to the higher nature.

[R.]

Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works. Hare.

Genial gods Pagan Mythol., the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation.

 

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