genau

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From Middle High German genouwe, genah, geneuwe(narrow, close, exact), from ge- + nou(we), nā(we)(narrow, close, exact), from Old High German *nāw(narrow, close), from Proto-Germanic *hnawwaz, *hnēwwaz(narrow, close), from Proto-Indo-European *knewə-(to scratch, scrape). Cognate with Middle Low German nouwe, nau(narrow, brief, exact), Dutch nauw(narrow, close), Old English hnēaw(niggardly, miserly, stingy), Old Norse hnǫggr(niggardly, stingy, scant). More at niggardly.

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genau ‎(comparative genauer, superlative am genauesten or am genausten)

  1. exact

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genau

  1. just, exactly

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