genius loci

genius loci

[gen-i-oos loh-kee; English jee-nee-uhs loh-sahy, -kahy] ,
Latin.
1.
guardian of a place.
2.
the distinctive character or atmosphere of a place with reference to the impression that it makes on the mind.
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genius loci (ˈdʒiːnɪəs ˈləʊsaɪ)
 
n
1.  the guardian spirit of a place
2.  the special atmosphere of a particular place
 
[genius of the place]

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