Genoa meaning

jĕn'ō-ə
A large jib used on a racing yacht.
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A city of northwest Italy on the Gulf of Genoa, an arm of the Ligurian Sea. An ancient settlement, Genoa flourished under the Romans and also enjoyed great prosperity during the Crusades. Today, it is Italy's chief port and a major commercial and industrial center.
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A large jib used as on a racing yacht.
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Seaport in NW Italy, at the head of the Gulf of Genoa.
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N part of the Ligurian Sea, off NW Italy.
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(nautical) A staysail that resembles a jib but extends aft beyond the mast.
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A city and the capital of the province of Genoa, and also the capital of Liguria.
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A placename.
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Origin of genoa

  • After Genoa
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin Genua, as the city was known by the ancient Ligurians; probably from the Ligurian word for "knee", from Proto-Indo-European *ǵnéwo- (“knee”), a thematic derivative of Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu, in this sense "angle," from its geographical position, thus akin to Geneva.
    From Wiktionary