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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *gónu, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu. Cognates include Sanskrit जानु (jānu), Latin genu, Old Armenian ծունգք (cungkʿ), Gothic 𐌺𐌽𐌹𐌿 (kniu), and Old English cnēo (English knee).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɡó.ny/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɡo.ny/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɣo.ny/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈɣo.ny/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈɣo.ni/
  • NounEdit

    γόνῠ (gónun (genitive γόνᾰτος); third declension

    1. knee

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    GreekEdit

    Alternative formsEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Ancient Greek γόνυ (gónu).

    PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): /ˈɣoni/
    • Hyphenation: γό‧νυ

    NounEdit

    γόνυ (gónyn (plural γόνατα)

    1. (archaic, expression) knee. Used in the set phrase (in indication of respect):
      κλίνω το γόνυklíno to gónyI show respect (literally:I bend the knee).

    DeclensionEdit

    As in Ancient Greek