canif

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English knif (knife) from Old English cnīf (knife) or Old Norse knífr (knife), from Proto-Germanic *knībaz (knife). Akin to Old French cnivet, canivet (little knife), from Frankish *knīf (knife), from the same Germanic source. More at knife.

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Noun[edit]

canif m (plural canifs)

  1. penknife

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