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Mentioned in Latin texts as Genava. Probably via a Proto-Celtic *genwā from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénw-eh₂ (“knee”), a derivative of *ǵónu in the sense of a bending river or estuary, possibly akin to Genoa.
- The capital city of Geneva canton, Switzerland.
- A canton of Switzerland.
- Synonym: canton of Geneva
- The largest lake in Switzerland: see Lake Geneva.
- A number of places in the United States, including:
- A city, the county seat of Geneva County, Alabama.
- A city, the county seat of Kane County, Illinois.
- A city, the county seat of Fillmore County, Nebraska.
- A city and town in Ontario County, New York, an area of water in the city is in Seneca County.
- A town in Walworth County, Wisconsin; see also Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, a city nearby.
- A female given name transferred from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.
- (by ellipsis) The Geneva Convention.
lake — see Lake Geneva
- Geneva on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Geneva (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Canton of Geneva on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Alternative letter-case form of (gin, jenever)
- [c. 1800], J. Bisset, “Dandy Actors”, in Dandyism Displayed, or The Follies of the Ton; […], London: […] [John] Duncombe, […], →OCLC, page 8:
- Let our actor, in the true spirit of imitating his betters, follow the example of the great Mr. K—n; that is, let him roll about through the day from pot-house to pot-house like a rumbling old beer barrel, with ten or a dozen noggins of Geneva in his pate.