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 Genius Loci (Latin).Genove’fa (g soft). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gen’oa,
 
from the Latin, genu (the knee); so called from the bend made there by the Adriatic. The whole of Italy is called a man’s leg, and this is his knee.   1
 


 Genius Loci (Latin).Genove’fa (g soft). 

 
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