cunnan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥néh₃-, *gnō- (to know). Cognate with Old Frisian kunna, Old Saxon cunnan, kunnan, Dutch kunnen, Old High German kunnan (German können), Old Norse kunna (Swedish kunna), Gothic 𐌺𐌿𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek γιγνωσκειν, γνῶσις, Latin cognoscere, Welsh gnawd, Russian знать, Lithuanian žinoti, French connaître.

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cunnan

  1. to know, to be familiar with
    Ic ða stowe ne cann: I do not know the place.
  2. (auxiliary) can, to know how, to be able
    Ic can eow læran: I can teach you.

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