GE'NIAL, adjective [Latin genialis, from geno, gigno, ]
1. Contributing to propagation or production; that causes to produce.
Creator, Venus, genial power of love.
2. Gay; merry.
3. Enlivening; contributing to life and cheerfulness; supporting life.
So much I feel my genial spirits droop.
4. Native; natural. [Not usual.]
The genial gods, in pagan antiquity, were supposed to preside over generation, as earth, air, fire and water.