cennan

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kannijaną, causative form of *kunnaną (to know). Cognate with Old Saxon kennian (Dutch kennen), Old Frisian kenna, Old High German chennan (German kennen), Old Norse kenna (Danish kende, spelling before the writing reform of 1948: kjende), Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌾𐌰𐌽 (kannjan, to declare).

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cennan

  1. to make known, declare
  2. to beget, bear, give birth to
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, German Lexicon Project.
      1. Ic todæg cende ðē.
      2. Ðam wæs Judas nama cenned.
      3. On sāre þū cennest bearn.
      4. Cenne hē ðæt bearn ðām gefarenan brēðer.
  3. to produce, bring forth, declare
    • 1921, Joseph Bosworth & Thomas Northcote Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, German Lexicon Project.
      1. Gif he cynne ðæt he hit bohte.

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