γόνυ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *gónu, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu. Cognates include Sanskrit जानु (jānu), Latin genu, Old Armenian ծունգք (cungkʿ), Gothic 𐌺𐌽𐌹𐌿 (kniu), and Old English cnēo (English knee).

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Noun[edit]

γόνῠ (gónun (genitive γόνᾰτος); third declension

  1. knee

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γόνυ (gónu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣoni/
  • Hyphenation: γό‧νυ

Noun[edit]

γόνυ (gónyn (plural γόνατα)

  1. (archaic, expression) knee. Used in the set phrase (in indication of respect):
    κλίνω το γόνυklíno to gónyI show respect (literally:I bend the knee).

Declension[edit]

As in Ancient Greek