DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • kunde (obsolete form in the past tense)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, cognate with English con, German können. The Germanic verb goes back to Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (to know), which is also the source of the Danish words kende (to know), kunde (customer), kundskab (knowledge), kunst (art).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʰunə], [ˈkʰu]

VerbEdit

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

  1. (auxiliary) to be able, can (with an infinitive)
  2. (auxiliary) to be allowed, may (with an infinitive)
  3. (auxiliary, in the past tense) could, would, might (with an infinitive, expressing potential mood)
  4. (transitive) to know (with an object, e.g. a language)

InflectionEdit

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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

EtymologyEdit

Sublative case of the interrogative stem ku- (see kuka).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkunːeˣ/, [ˈkunːe̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -unːe
  • Syllabification: kun‧ne

AdverbEdit

kunne

  1. (archaic) whither (to where)

AnagramsEdit


HausaEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • IPA(key): /kûn.néː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [kʷʊ̂n.néː]

NounEdit

kûnnē m (plural kunnuwā̀, possessed form kûnnen)

  1. ear
  2. leaf (of a plant)

Pronunciation 2Edit

  • IPA(key): /kún.né/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [kʷʊ́n.né]

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

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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