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Yesterday's Staurday Telegraph caused me to question my current belief, that it is in fact genii, not geniuses. Could anyone give me any guidance on this matter?
Genii: pl. Roman Mythology. A tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place. (Source: dictionary.com)
1,090,000 English pages for "geniuses".
126,000 English pages for "genii".
Googled UK pages only:
65,400 for "geniuses".
14,300 for "genii".
As Julielai says, 'geniuses' is the usual plural.
(Sorry, sorry, couldn't help it)
Anonymous:Found this page by researching the same question, then researched a little more.
Currently, popularly, no, but originally, maybe, yeah.
Maybe it would be better to say that genius is the singular of both geniuses and genii. I've always thought the genii of legend were probably related to a genius loci.
Anonymous:was just wondering myself
perhaps no one was never meant to know.
perhaps there's only supposed 2b one
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