enow

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ynowe, strong plural and weak form of ynogh (enough); see enough for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈnaʊ/, /əˈnaʊ/

Determiner[edit]

enow

  1. Archaic form of enough.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 2, pages 83-84:
      How irksome, how wearying, to be doomed always to the society of those who are like people speaking different languages! It resembles travelling through the East, with a few phrases of lingua franca—just enough for the ordinary purposes of life—enow of words to communicate a want, but not to communicate a thought!
Usage notes[edit]
  • While and where enow was a living part of the language, its use was often restricted to plural nouns; elsewhere enough was used.

Adverb[edit]

enow (not comparable)

  1. Archaic form of enough.

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of even now.

Adverb[edit]

enow (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Just now.
  2. (archaic, Scotland) Soon.

Anagrams[edit]