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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/

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A province of Liguria, Italy.
  2. The capital city of Liguria, Italy, and also of the province of Genoa.
  3. A town in the Shire of Eastern Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
  4. An unincorporated community in Miller County, Arkansas, United States.
  5. A small statutory town in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States.
  6. A city in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States.
  7. An unincorporated community in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States.
  8. A small city in Nance County, Nebraska, United States.
  9. An unincorporated town in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
  10. A town in Cayuga County, New York, United States.
  11. A village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States.
  12. The former name of Perry Heights, an unincorporated community in Stark County, Ohio, United States.
  13. A village and town in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.
  14. (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.

Usage notes[edit]

The pronunciations with the stress on the second syllable are considered nonstandard.


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