kenning

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1ken·ning

noun \ˈke-niŋ\

Definition of KENNING

chiefly Scottish
:  a perceptible but small amount

Origin of KENNING

Middle English, sight, view, from gerund of kennen
First Known Use: 1786

2kenning

noun

Definition of KENNING

:  a metaphorical compound word or phrase (as swan-road for ocean) used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry

Origin of KENNING

Old Norse, from kenna
First Known Use: 1883

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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