Gen"e*sis(?), n. [L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender.]
1. The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination.
The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's club.Carlyle.
2. The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.
3. (Geom.) Same as Generation.
Gen"et(jn"t or j*nt"),
Ge*nette"(j*nt"), n. [F. genette, Sp. gineta, fr. Ar. jarnei.] 1. (Zol.) One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus Genetta, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch.
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 (Genetta felina), and the berbe (Genetta pardina), are related African species.
2. The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.
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