Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *kannijaną, causative form of *kunnaną (to know). Cognate with Old Saxon kennian (Dutch kennen), Old Frisian kenna, Old High German chennan (German kennen), Old Norse kenna (Danish kende, spelling before the writing reform of 1948: kjende), Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌾𐌰𐌽 (kannjan, to declare).

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cennan

  1. to make known, declare
  2. to produce, bring forth, declare
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, German Lexicon Project.
      1. Gif he cynne ðæt he hit bohte.(please add an English translation of this quote)
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  • Middle English: kennen

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *kanjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵonh₁éyeti, the causative formation of the root *ǵenh₁-.

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cennan

  1. to beget, bear, give birth to
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, German Lexicon Project.
      1. Ic todæg cende ðē.(please add an English translation of this quote)
      2. Ðam wæs Judas nama cenned.(please add an English translation of this quote)
      3. On sāre þū cennest bearn.(please add an English translation of this quote)
      4. Cenne hē ðæt bearn ðām gefarenan brēðer.(please add an English translation of this quote)
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