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DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

VerbEdit

kunne (imperative -, infinitive at kunne, present tense kan, past tense kunne, perfect tense har kunnet)

  1. could, would, might, be able to, know

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *kunni, from Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce).

NounEdit

kunne f (uncountable)

  1. gender, sex

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

kunne

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of kunnen

FinnishEdit

AdverbEdit

kunne

  1. (archaic) whither (to where)

AnagramsEdit


HausaEdit

NounEdit

kûnnē m (plural kunnuwā̀, possessed form kûnnen)

  1. (anatomy) ear
  2. (botany) leaf (of a plant)

AdverbEdit

à kunne

  1. in or on the ear

KarelianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Veps kuna.

AdverbEdit

kunne

  1. whither

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

VerbEdit

kunne (present tense kan, simple past kunne, past participle kunnet)

  1. can, could
    Jeg kan se deg.
    I can see you.
  2. might
    Jeg kan komme, hvis jeg kan finne tid.
    I might come, if I can find the time.
  3. can (be able to)
    Jeg kan spille fele.
    I can play the fiddle.
  4. to know
    Jeg kan denne sangen.
    I know this song. (lit. I can do this song.)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-. Akin to English can.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /²kʉnːə/
  • Homophone: kunde (in some dialects)

VerbEdit

kunne (present tense kan, past tense kunne, past participle kunna)

  1. can, could
    Eg kan sjå deg.
    I can see you.
  2. might
    Eg kan komma, om eg får tid.
    I might come, if I can find the time.
  3. can (be able to)
    Eg kan spela fele.
    I can play the fiddle.
  4. to know
    Eg kan denne songen.
    I know this song.

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