nuque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French nuque, nuche, from Medieval Latin nucha, from Arabic نُخَاع(nuḵāʿ).

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Noun[edit]

nuque (plural nuques)

  1. The nape of the neck.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 158:
      He had buried his mouth in Ada's nuque, when she stiffened and raised a warning finger.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French nuque, nuche, borrowed from Medieval Latin nucha, from Arabic نُخَاع(nuḵāʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nyk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

nuque f (plural nuques)

  1. nape, back of the neck

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