cneo

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *knewą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu.

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian kniu, Old Saxon knio, Dutch knie, Old High German kneo (German Knie), Old Norse kné (Swedish knä, Danish knæ), Gothic 𐌺𐌽𐌹𐌿 (kniu).

Indo-European cognates: Sanskrit जानु (jānu), Avestan žnūm-, Old Armenian ծունր (cunr), Albanian gju, Greek γόνυ (góny), Latin genu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cnēo n

  1. the knee
    Hie on cneowum sæton: they sat on their knees.
  2. a generation
    On anum cneowe: in one generation.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: kne