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EtymologyEdit

From the plural of Old French genoil, genoill, from Vulgar Latin *genuclum, syncopated from earlier *genuculum, variant of Late Latin geniculum, diminutive of Latin genū (knee), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu. Cognate to Catalan genoll, Spanish hinojo, Italian ginocchio.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒə.nu/
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NounEdit

genou m (plural genoux)

  1. knee
  2. lap

Usage notesEdit

Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

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NounEdit

genou m (plural genoux)

  1. Alternative form of g'nou