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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch cunnan, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

VerbEdit

connen

  1. to know, to be familiar with, to understand
  2. (of a language) to speak
  3. (auxiliary) can, to be able to, to have the ability to

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: kunnen
    • Afrikaans: kan (from inflected form kan)
  • Limburgish: kónne
  • West Flemish: keunn

Further readingEdit

  • connen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “connen”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN