cunnen

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From Old English cunnan, from Proto-West Germanic *kunnan, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną. Past forms with /d/ are due to the influence of the weak past ending.

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cunnen (third-person singular simple present can, present participle cunnynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative coude, past participle coud)

  1. To know about (especially a domain of knowledge)
  2. (auxiliary) To be able to; to have the capability (to do); can.
  3. (auxiliary) To be able to do in the relevant situation; to be available to do.

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