The common genet (Genetta vulgaris) of Southern Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa, is dark gray,
spotted with black. The long tail is banded with black and white. The Cape genet and the berbe are
related African species.
2. The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.
(Gen"et) n. [See Jennet.] A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet. Shak.
(Ge*neth"li*ac) a. [L. genethliacus, Gr. fr. belonging to one's birth, gene`qlh birth, fr. gi`gnesqai
to be born.] Pertaining to nativities; calculated by astrologers; showing position of stars at one's birth.
1. A birthday poem.
2. One skilled in genethliacs.
(Gen`eth*li"a*cal) a. Genethliac.
(Ge*neth"li*acs) n. The science of calculating nativities, or predicting the future events of
life from the stars which preside at birth. Johnson.
(Ge*neth`li*al"o*gy) n. [Gr. geneqlhalogi`a astrology; gene`qlh birth + lo`gos discourse.]
Divination as to the destinies of one newly born; the act or art of casting nativities; astrology.
(Ge*neth`li*at"ic) n. One who calculates nativities. Sir W. Drummond.
(Ge*net"ic) a. Same as Genetical.
(Ge*net"ic*al) a. [See Genesis.] Pertaining to, concerned with, or determined by, the genesis
of anything, or its natural mode of production or development.
This historical, genetical method of viewing prior systems of philosophy.Hare.
(Ge*net"ic*al*ly), adv. In a genetical manner.
Geneva Bible, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva
It was the first English Bible printed in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first which
recognized the division into verses, and the first which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small
quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called also Genevan Bible.
Geneva convention (Mil.), an agreement made by representatives of the great continental powers
at Geneva and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane regulation regarding the treatment
of the sick and wounded and the status of those who minister to them in war. Ambulances and military
hospitals are made neutral, and this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and the ambulance
corps. Great Britain signed the convention in 1865. Geneva cross (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a
white ground; the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.
(Ge*ne"va) n. The chief city of Switzerland.
(Ge*ne"va) n. [F. genièvre juniper, juniper berry, gin, OF. geneivre juniper, fr. L. juniperus the
juniper tree: cf. D. jenever, fr. F. genièvre. See Juniper, and cf. Gin a liquor.] A strongly alcoholic
liquor, flavored with juniper berries; made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.
(Ge*ne"van) a. Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese.