Definition of genius loci in English:

genius loci

Line breaks: ge¦nius loci
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊsʌɪ
 
, ˈlɒkiː/

noun

1The prevailing character or atmosphere of a place.
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  • Having visited his bare-bones Tribeca studio with its funky, timbered two-story space, I've gotten a sense of the genius loci of Georges's recent art.
  • We can learn a ton about baseball while feeling both the spine shivers of contact with ‘holy’ items and the touch of genius loci, the magic of real and special places.
  • The objective was to find the genius loci of a place and in Lasdun's words ‘the soul of the building’.
1.1The presiding god or spirit of a place.
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  • She supposes that, in earlier times, ‘every tree, every spring, every stream, every hill had its own genius loci, its guardian spirit’.

Origin

Latin, literally 'spirit of the place'.

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