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1. genu- + -ine.
来自词根gen, 生育，词源同generate. 即天生的。
- genuine:  Latin genu meant ‘knee’ (it comes from the same Indo-European ancestor as English knee, and gave English genuflection ). In Rome and elsewhere in the ancient world, it was the convention for a father to acknowledge a newly-born child as his own by placing it on his knee – hence the child was genuinus.
=> genuflection, knee
- genuine (adj.)
- 1590s, "natural, not acquired," from Latin genuinus "native, natural, innate," from root of gignere "beget" (see genus), perhaps influenced in form by contrasting adulterinus "spurious." [Alternative etymology is from Latin genu "knee," from a supposed ancient custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn by placing it on his knee.] Meaning "really proceeding from its reputed source" is from 1660s. Related: Genuinely; genuineness.
- 1. It was not the policy of the government to repatriate genuine refugees.
- 2. This was a genuine mistake, but it did cause me some worry.
- 3. It is unlikely he would have mistaken hocus-pocus for genuine knowledge.
- 4. Customers know that our stocktake sales offer genuine markdowns across the store.
- 5. The government divides asylum-seekers into economic migrants and genuine refugees.
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