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gĕnĭālis , e, adj. Genius.
I. Of or belonging to generation or birth, nuptial, genial (cf.: genitalis, genetivus).
A. Adj.: lectum illum genialem, quem biennio ante filiae suae nubenti straverat, the bridal-bed (placed in the atrium, and dedicated to the genii of the married couple), Cic. Clu. 5, 14; cf.: “geniales proprie sunt lecti, qui sternuntur puellis nubentibus: dicti a generandis liberis,Serv. Verg. A. 6, 603: genialis lectus qui nuptiis sternitur in honorem genii, unde et appellatus, Paul. ex Fest. p. 94 Müll.: “lectus,Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 87: “torus,Verg. A. 6, 603; Liv. 30, 12, 21; Plin. Pan. 8, 1: “pulvinar divae,Cat. 64, 47.— Hence poet. transf.: “ducuntur raptae, genialis praeda, puellae,Ov. A. A. 1, 125: “bella,at a wedding, Stat. Ach. 1, 113: “sors genialis atque fecunda,productive, Plin. 18, 24, 54, § 197; cf.: “in tantum abundante geniali copia pecudum,id. 17, 9, 6, § 53.—
B. Subst.: gĕnĭālĭa , ium, n., the marriagebed, marriage: “genialibus alienis insultare,Arn. 4, 144.—
II. Of or belonging to enjoyment, jovial, pleasant, delightful, joyousfestive, genial: scis enim, geniales homines ab antiquis appellatos, qui ad invitandum et largius apparandum cibum promptiores essent, Santra ap. Non. 117, 18: “festum,Ov. F. 3, 523: “dies,Juv. 4, 66: “hiems,Verg. G. 1, 302: “uva,Ov. M. 4, 14: “serta,id. ib. 13, 929: “rus,id. H. 19, 9; cf.: “arva Canopi,id. Am. 2, 13, 7: “litus,Stat. S. 4, 4, 51: “platanus,” i. e. under which festivals were celebrated, Ov. M. 10, 95: “Musa,id. Am. 3, 15, 19: “divi,” i. e. Ceres and Bacchus, Stat. Th. 12, 618; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 95 Müll.: “vultus,friendly, App. M. 11, p. 263.—Hence, adv.: gĕnĭālĭter (acc. to II.), jovially, merrily, genially: “festum genialiter egit,Ov. M. 11, 95; App. M. 10, p. 246; Inscr. Grut. 823, 2.
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