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Pseudo-Greek modification of cagneux (knock-kneed), c. 1900.[1][2]


khâgne f (plural khâgnes)

  1. (informal) The second year course, preceded by hypokhâgne, of a two-year academic cycle in France (called Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles, Humanities section) whose aim is to prepare students for the entrance competition to the École normale supérieure in Paris.

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  1. ^ Claire Doutriaux (accessed November 16, 2015), “le mot : khâgne”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]
  2. ^ “le Trésor de la langue française informatisé”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2], accessed November 16, 2015

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