genu genu

Definition(s):

  • (n) hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The photographs worthily exemplify his description of Venus as a huntress: nuda genu, nodoque sinus collecta fluentis bare knee, and flowing robes gathered in a knot.
  2. You take a genu-wine, honest-to-God homo Americanibus and there ain't anything he's afraid to tackle.

Quotes

  • The devotion to the cross spread so rapidly that before the end of the fourth century the hymn "Flecte genu lignumque Crucis venerabile adora" had been written, and St. John Chrysostom tells us that fragments of the cross were being venerated...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: John Chrysostom Source: Zenit News Agency

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