nuque

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French nuque.

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NounEdit

nuque ‎(plural nuques)

  1. The nape of the neck.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 158:
      He had buried his mouth in Ada's nuque, when she stiffened and raised a warning finger.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from mediaeval Latin nucha, from Arabic نُخَاع ‎(nuḵāʿ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nuque f ‎(plural nuques)

  1. nape, back of the neck

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