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Apparenté à Knabe en allemand.

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knave
\neɪv\
knaves
\neɪvz\

knave \neɪv\

  1. (Désuet) Garçon, servant.
  2. Polisson, garnement, voyou.
    • I had never defrauded a man of a farthing, nor called him knave behind his back. But now the last rag that covered my nakedness had been torn from me. I was branded a blackleg, card-sharper, and murderer. — (Geoffrey Chaucer, Les Contes de Canterbury)

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