knowe

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

knowe (plural knowes)

  1. (chiefly Scotland and Ulster) A small hill; a knoll.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

knowe

  1. Obsolete spelling of know

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

knowe

  1. Alternative form of knowen

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English cnoll (summit).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nʌu], [knʌu]
  • (Mid Northern Scots) IPA(key): [tnʌu]

Noun[edit]

knowe (plural knowes)

  1. knoll, hillock, hillside, field head
    • 1794, Robert Burns, The Highland Widow's Lament:
      And there I had three score o' yowes, / Ochon, Ochon, Ochrie! / Skipping on yon bonie knowes, / And casting woo' to me.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)