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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ken  \Ken\,  n.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Kenned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Kenning}.]  [OE.  kennen  to  teach,  make  known  know  AS 
  cennan  to  make  known  proclaim,  or  rather  from  the  related 
  Icel.  kenna  to  know  akin  to  D.  &  G.  kennen  to  know  Goth. 
  kannjan  to  make  known  orig.,  a  causative  corresponding  to 
  AS  cunnan  to  know  Goth.  kunnan.  [root]45.  See  {Can}  to  be 
  able,  {Know}.] 
  1.  To  know  to  understand;  to  take  cognizance  of  [Archaic  or 
  Scot.] 
 
  2.  To  recognize;  to  descry;  to  discern.  [Archaic  or  Scot.] 
  ``We  ken  them  from  afar.''  --Addison 
 
  'T  is  he  I  ken  the  manner  of  his  gait.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kenning  \Ken"ning\,  n.  [See  {Ken},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Range  of  sight.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  The  limit  of  vision  at  sea,  being  a  distance  of  about 
  twenty  miles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kenning 
  n  :  conventional  metaphoric  name  for  something  used  esp.  in  Old 
  English  and  Old  Norse  poetry 




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