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genial adj
1 diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable, cordial]
2 of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw [syn: mental]
3 conducive to comfort; beneficial; "the genial sunshine"; "a kind climate"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet" [syn: kind]

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. friendly and cheerful.
  2. In the context of "of weather": pleasantly mild and warm.

Translations

friendly and cheerful
  • Finnish: ystävällinen, sydämellinen
pleasantly mild and warm
  • Finnish: leuto, leppeä

Derived terms

Spanish

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Extensive Definition

Genial, Genialis, or Genealis was the Duke of Gascony (Vasconia) from 602 to his death in 627. The chief source for his existence is Fredegar.
Genial was probably a Frank or a Gallo-Roman when Theuderic II and Theudebert II appointed him dux over the Basques (Vascones) of southwestern Aquitaine:
Some scholars believe Genial was more of a tribal leader over whom the Frankish sovereigns exercised a vague suzerainty than a Frankish court official sent to the outskirts of the realm to lord it over a subject people. Sometime around 612, Sisebut, king of the Visigoths, recaptured the transpyrenean portion of his realm. He was succeeded by Aeghyna.

Notes

Sources

genial in Spanish: Genial de Vasconia

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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