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genie

División en sílabas: ge·nie
Pronunciación: /ˈjēnē
 
/

Definición de genie en inglés:

sustantivo (plural genies or genii /-nēˌī/)

A spirit of Arabian folklore, as traditionally depicted imprisoned within a bottle or oil lamp, and capable of granting wishes when summoned. Compare with jinn.
Example sentences
  • If you had your choice, if you could pull a genie out of a bottle and the genie could grant you three wishes, what would your three wishes be?
  • Proper genies only grant wishes when they want to.
  • Supernatural creatures such as angels, genies, ghosts, and spirits, are believed to exist.

Origen

mid 17th century (denoting a guardian or protective spirit): from French génie, from Latin genius (see genius). Génie was adopted in the current sense by the 18th-century French translators of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, because of its resemblance in form and sense to Arabic jinnī 'jinni'.

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