Kenntnis

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kenntnisse, kantnisse, kantnüsse, kantnusse, kantnust, kannusse, equivalent to kennen +‎ -t +‎ -nis. Cognate with Hunsrik Kenntniss, Luxembourgish Kenntnes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛntnɪs/
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Noun[edit]

Kenntnis f (genitive Kenntnis, plural Kenntnisse)

  1. knowledge
    Das entzieht sich meiner Kenntnis.
    I don't know.
    (literally, “That escapes my knowledge.”)
  2. (in the plural) skills
    EDV-Kenntnissecomputer skills
  3. awareness
  4. science (knowledge gained through study or practice)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Kenntnis” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Kenntnis” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Kenntnis” in Duden online