genou

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Etymology[edit]

From the plural of Old French genoil, genoill, from Vulgar Latin *genuc(u)lum, variant of Late Latin geniculum, diminutive of Latin genu, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu.

Noun[edit]

genou m (plural genoux)

  1. knee
  2. lap

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

genou m (plural genoux)

  1. Alternative form of g'nou.