Geneva

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Mentioned in Latin texts as Genava. Probably via Celtic origin from Proto-Indo-European root *genu (bend), *genawa in the sense of a bending river or estuary, possibly akin to Genoa.

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Geneva (plural Genevas)

  1. Gin, especially Holland gin

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Geneva

  1. A city in Switzerland.
  2. A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.
  3. Largest lake in Switzerland.
  4. A female given name, from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.
  5. (by ellipsis) The Geneva Convention.

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