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kenning

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noun ken·ning \ˈke-niŋ\

Definition of kenning

chiefly Scotland

  1. :  a perceptible but small amount

Origin and Etymology of kenning

Middle English, sight, view, from gerund of kennen


First Known Use: 1786


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kenning

noun ken·ning

Definition of kenning

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

Origin and Etymology of kenning

Old Norse, from kenna


First Known Use: 1883


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