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ken

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verb \ˈken\

Definition of ken

kennedken·ning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  see

  3. 2 chiefly dialect :  recognize

  4. 3 chiefly Scottish :  know

  5. intransitive verb
  6. chiefly Scottish :  know



Origin of ken

Middle English kennen, from Old English cennan to make known & Old Norse kenna to perceive; both akin to Old English can know — more at can


First Known Use: 13th century

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ken

noun

Definition of ken

  1. 1 a :  the range of vision b :  sight, view <'tis double death to drown in ken of shore — Shakespeare>

  2. 2 :  the range of perception, understanding, or knowledge <abstract words that are beyond the ken of young children — Lois M. Rettie>



1590

First Known Use of ken

1590



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