knabo

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Knabe (which is now dated, but was still standard at the time of the creation of Esperanto).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkna.bo/
  • Hyphenation: kna‧bo
  • Rhymes: -abo

Noun[edit]

knabo ‎(accusative singular knabon, plural knaboj, accusative plural knabojn)

  1. boy
    Tiu knabo amindumas la tutajn knabinojn.
    This boy attracts all the girls.

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From West Germanic *knabho, Proto-Germanic *knabô; compare Old English cnafa and Old Norse knapi ‎(valet) (Danish knabe ‎(page)). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gnebʰ- ‎(to press, tighten). See also the related knappo.

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knabo m

  1. boy

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