GENIUS: (1)exceptional intellectual or creative, power or other natural ability. "she was a teacher of genius"
synonyms: brilliance, intelligence, intellect, ability, cleverness, brains, erudition, wisdom, fine-mind, artistry, flair..."the world knew of his genius"..talent, gift, flair, aptitude, facility, knack, bent, ability, expertise, capacity, faculty. strength, forte, brilliance, skill, artistry.."she has a genius for organization"
(2)a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative & original, either generally or in some particular respect. .."one of the great musical geniuses of the 20th century"
synonyms: brilliant person, gifted person, mastermind, intellectual, great intellect, brain, mind, prodigy; bright spark, brainiac.. "he is a genius"
(3)a person regarded as exerting a powerful influence over another for good or evil. .."he sees Adam's as the man's evil genius"
-(in some "mythologies") a guardian spirit associated with a person place or institution. plural noun: genii, jinn
(4)the prevalent character or spirit of something such as a nation or age. .."Boucher's paintings did not suit the austere genius of neoclassicism"
(5) very clever or ingenious... "a genius marketing ploy"
late Middle English: from Latin, ‘attendant spirit present from one's birth, innate ability or inclination,’ from the root of gignere ‘beget.’ The original sense ‘tutelary spirit attendant on a person’ gave rise to a sense ‘a person's characteristic disposition’ (late 16th century), which led to a sense ‘a person's natural ability,’ and finally ‘exceptional natural ability’ (mid 17th century).
late 14c., "tutelary or moral spirit" who guides and governs an individual through life, from Latin genius "guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation; wit, talent;" also "prophetic skill," originally "generative power" (or "inborn nature"), from PIE *gen(e)-yo-, from root *gene- "to produce, give birth, beget" (see genus). Sense of "characteristic disposition" of a person is from 1580s. Meaning "person of natural intelligence or talent" and that of "exalted natural mental ability" are first recorded 1640s.
Genus etymology (3)
late 14c., "tutelary god (classical or pagan)," from Latin genius "guardiandeity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit,incarnation, wit, talent;" also "prophetic skill," originally "generativepower," from root of gignere "beget, produce" (see kin ), from PIE root*gen- "produce." Sense of "characteristic disposition" is from 1580s.Meaning "person of natural intelligence or talent" and that of "naturalability" are first recorded 1640s.
The definition of genius goes on to express THE genius inside of a particular, singular, beeing; but of course as we (should) know, the etymology states the Source or origin, in which THE Source, of where some describe as "genius", in others, comes from..
When looking in to etymology of genius, you will see "beget" , "see genus" and also "see kin" .Genus (a noun) is described as: "(1)Biology. the usual subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of organisms, usually consisting of more than one species. (2)a class or group of individuals". Looking into the etymology of genus, we see "gender" and "kin" again.
(1)also a noun (in many languages) a set of classes that together include all nouns, memebership in a particular class being shown by the form of the noun itself or by the form or choice of words that modify, replace, or otherwise rrefer to the noun, as, in English, the choice of he to replace the man, of she to replace the woman, of it to replace the table, of it or SHE to replace the ship..
(2)one class of such a set
(3)such classes or sets collectively or in general.
(4)membership of a word or grammatical form, or an inflectional form showing membership, in such a class.
(1)a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk (2)family relationship or kinship (3)a group of persons descended from a common ancestor or constituting a people, clan, tribe, or family. (4)a relative or kinsman. (5)someone or something of the same or similar kind (6)of the same family; related; akin- AKIN= (1)of kin; related by blood..BLOOD. (2)allied by NATURE; having the same properties (3)having or showing an affinity; kindred
(1)(especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring). (2)to cause; produce as an effect.."a belief that power begets power".
So in a sense "Genius" is THE Spirit on Earth(..or even spirits), THE Power of Amma Mama, Creator of ALL. Through Amma comes ALL Creation; her chiLdren, TMHs, suns & stars. There are good and bad (spirits) in which we all have the choice of tapping in to. You either Righteous or Unrighteous. Genius still remains..in All of Us is Greatness.. TLC is Genius, 13Ahava
An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English by Ernest Weekley