knie

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Afrikaans[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch knie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

knie (plural knieë)

  1. knee

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cnie, from Old Dutch *cnio, from Proto-West Germanic *kneu, from Proto-Germanic *knewą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

knie f (plural knieën, diminutive knietje n)

  1. A knee.
  2. (chiefly diminutive) A kneeing, a prod or blow with the knee.

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Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: knie
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: kini
  • Jersey Dutch: k'nî
  • Negerhollands: kni, kini, knie
  • Papiamentu: kinichi (from the diminutive)
  • Sranan Tongo: kindi, kni, kini

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

knie

  1. inflection of knien:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old High German kneo, from Proto-Germanic *knewą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu.

Noun[edit]

knie n

  1. knee

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Benecke, Georg Friedrich; Müller, Wilhelm; Zarncke, Friedrich (1863), “knie”, in Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch: mit Benutzung des Nachlasses von Benecke, Stuttgart: S. Hirzel