Kenned
Ken Ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kenned} (k[e^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kenning}.] [OE. kennen to teach, make known, know, AS. cennan to make known, proclaim, or rather from the related Icel. kenna to know; akin to D. & G. kennen to know, Goth. kannjan to make known; orig., a causative corresponding to AS. cunnan to know, Goth. kunnan. [root]45. See {Can} to be able, {Know}.] 1. To know; to understand; to take cognizance of. [Archaic or Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. To recognize; to descry; to discern. [Archaic or Scot.] ``We ken them from afar.'' --Addison [1913 Webster]

'T is he. I ken the manner of his gait. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ken — Ken, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kenned} (k[e^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kenning}.] [OE. kennen to teach, make known, know, AS. cennan to make known, proclaim, or rather from the related Icel. kenna to know; akin to D. & G. kennen to know, Goth. kannjan to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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