generis






adjective Latin.

  1. of another kind.

noun Latin.

  1. a philanthropist.

adjective Latin.

  1. of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.

adjective

  1. unique

1787, Latin, literally “of one’s own kind, peculiar.” First element from sui, genitive of suus “his, her, its, one’s,” from Old Latin sovos, from PIE root *swe-, pronoun of the third person (see idiom).

A person or thing that is unique, in a class by itself: “She is an original artist; each of her paintings is sui generis.” From Latin, meaning “of its own kind.”

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