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Dapper

ORIGIN late Middle English: probably from a Middle Low German or Middle Dutch word meaning ‘strong, stout.’


Genius

ORIGIN 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 cent.), which led to a sense ‘a person's natural ability,’ and finally ‘exceptional natural ability’ (mid 17th cent.).

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