There are 2 definitions of genial in English:

genial1

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒiːnɪəl
 
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adjective

Derivatives

genially

adverb
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  • As a journal profoundly identified with Hamilton's city, we have always taken a genially cosmopolitan view of people pursuing their own happiness in their own way.
  • Our guide genially points out details while indicating that there is far more here than he can convey to visitors - that some mysteries have to remain unexplained.
  • Between the tunes he chatted to the audience like friends, as well as genially encouraging those with instruments to come up and play with the band.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin genialis 'nuptial, productive', from genius (see genius). The Latin sense was adopted into English; hence the senses 'mild and conducive to growth' (mid 17th century), later 'cheerful, kindly' (mid 18th century).

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There are 2 definitions of genial in English:

genial2

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Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈniːəl
 
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adjective

Anatomy , • rare
  • Relating to the chin.
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    • A small rectangular bone cut is made inside the lower lip, below the gums and tooth roots, centered over the genial tubercle, above the inferior border of the jaw.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek geneion 'chin' (from genus 'jaw') + -al.

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