From Latin Genua (influenced by Italian Genova), as the city was known by the ancient Ligurians. Probably from the Ancient Ligurian word for “knee”, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénw-eh₂ (“knee”), a thematic derivative of Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu; in this sense “angle”, from its geographical position, thus akin to Geneva.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛn.əʊ.ə/, /dʒɛnˈəʊ.ə/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.oʊ.ə/, /d͡ʒɛnˈoʊ.ə/
- A province of Liguria, Italy.
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- (historical) a maritime republic in northwestern Italy that existed from the 11th century until its disestablishment in 1797 when Napoleon formed the Ligurian Republic, a client state; Genoa briefly regained independence in 1814 before becoming quickly annexed by the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1815.
The pronunciations with the stress on the second syllable are considered nonstandard.