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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *kniuka-z, *kniukōn, *knukēn, *knukila-z
Meaning: ankle
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: knjūk-r m. `Berggipfel'; knükil-l m. `kleiner Knoten'
Norwegian: dial. knjuka `Fingerknochel', knük `grosser Berggipfel'; knoke `Knöchel'
Swedish: dial. knɔka vb.; knoka `Knöchel'
Danish: knoge `Knöchel'
Old English: cnucel
Middle English: `Knöchel'
English: knuckle
Old Frisian: knokel `Knöchel'
Middle Dutch: cnoke `Knochen'; knockel `Knöchel'
Dutch: knook 'Knochen, Glied, Gelenkhügel'; { knokkel, knekel, kneukel `Knöchel' }
Middle Low German: knōke, knāke `Knochen, Hirnschale', { knokel `Knöchel' }
Middle High German: knoche wk. m. `Knochen; Astknorren; Fruchtbolle'; { knüchel `Knöchel' }
German: Knochen m., Knöchel m.
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *nug-er/n-
Meaning: bone, skeleton
Baltic: *nug-ar-ā̂ f.
Germanic: *kniuk-a- m., *kniuk-ōn- f., *knuk-an- m., *knuk-il-a- m.
Russ. meaning: кость, хребет
References: Fraenkel 510 (different in Pok.)
Comments: In Germ. a contamination with *knukōn- (to knock, etc.).
piet-meaning,piet-balt,piet-germ,piet-rusmean,piet-refer,piet-comment,

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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *nug-ar-ā̂ f.
Meaning: back
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: nùgara 'Rücken'
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