inconnu

noun

in·​con·​nu
¦inkə¦n(y)ü,
¦iŋk-;
¦aⁿkə¦nᵫ̅
plural -s
1
: an unknown person : stranger
2
: a large oily soft-fleshed food fish (Stenodus leucichthys) related to the whitefish and found in Alaska, northwestern Canada, and adjoining Siberian waters

Word History

Etymology

French, from in- in- entry 1 + connu, past participle of connaître to know, from Latin cognoscere

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“Inconnu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inconnu. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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