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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From penne +‎ knyf; as these were commonly used for cutting the nib of a quill.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɛn(ə)ˈkniːf/

NounEdit

penne knyfe

  1. penknife

DescendantsEdit

  • English: penknife

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