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Knabo etymology

by Noah, April 30, 2005

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Language: English

Noah (User's profile) April 30, 2005, 1:06:38 AM

JoyGerhardt (User's profile) May 13, 2005, 1:20:17 AM

German "Knabe".

Jhoanna (User's profile) November 21, 2005, 9:10:10 PM

The Old English word for boy was "se cnapa," pronounced /se knapa/.  That's what I think of when I see the word "knabo," though I'm sure Zamenhof didn't have much if any knowledge about Old English.

*"se" is the Old English masculine form of the Modern English "the."

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