Enginous En"gi*nous, a. [OF. engignos. See {Ingenious}.] 1. Pertaining to an engine. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That one act gives, like an enginous wheel, Motion to all. --Decker. [1913 Webster]

2. Contrived with care; ingenious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The mark of all enginous drifts. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • enginous — adjective Etymology: Middle English enginous, from Middle French engigneus, from Latin ingeniosus ingenious, talented more at ingenious obsolete : contrived with care : ingenious, crafty …   Useful english dictionary

  • ingenious — early 15c., intellectual, talented, from M.Fr. ingénieux clever, ingenious (O.Fr. engeignos), from L. ingeniosus of good capacity, full of intellect; clever, gifted with genius, from ingenium innate qualities, ability, lit. that which is inborn,… …   Etymology dictionary

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