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sui generis

[soo -i ge-ne-ris; English soo-ahy jen-er-is, soo-ee] /ˈsʊ ɪ ˈgɛ nɛ rɪs; English ˈsu aɪ ˈdʒɛn ər ɪs, ˈsu i/
Latin.
1.
of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
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sui generis

/ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs/
adjective
1.
unique
Word Origin
Latin, literally: of its own kind
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Word Origin and History for sui generis

1787, Latin, literally "of one's own kind, peculiar." First element from sui, genitive of suus "his, her, its, one's," from Old Latin sovos, from PIE root *swe-, pronoun of the third person (see idiom).

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sui generis in Culture
sui generis [(sooh-ee, sooh-eye jen-uh-ris)]

A person or thing that is unique, in a class by itself: “She is an original artist; each of her paintings is sui generis.” From Latin, meaning “of its own kind.”

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