kunne

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Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kunde (obsolete form in the past tense)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, cognate with English con, German können. The Germanic verb goes back to Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- (to know), which is also the source of the Danish words kende (to know), kunde (customer), kundskab (knowledge), kunst (art).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʰunə], [ˈkʰu]

Verb[edit]

kunne (present kan, past kunne, past participle kunnet)

  1. (auxiliary) to be able, can (with an infinitive)
  2. (auxiliary) to be allowed, may (with an infinitive)
  3. (auxiliary, in the past tense) could, would, might (with an infinitive, expressing potential mood)
  4. (transitive) to know (with an object, e.g. a language)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *kunni, from Proto-Germanic *kunją, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce).

Noun[edit]

kunne f (uncountable)

  1. gender, sex

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

kunne

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of kunnen

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sublative case of the interrogative stem ku- (see kuka).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkunːeˣ/, [ˈkunːe̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -unːe
  • Syllabification: kun‧ne

Adverb[edit]

kunne

  1. (archaic) whither (to where)

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Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

kûnnē m (plural kunnuwā̀, possessed form kûnnen)

  1. (anatomy) ear
  2. (botany) leaf (of a plant)

Adverb[edit]

à kunne

  1. in or on the ear

Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Veps kuna.

Adverb[edit]

kunne

  1. whither

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

Verb[edit]

kunne (present tense kan, simple past kunne, past participle kunnet)

  1. can, could
    Jeg kan se deg.
    I can see you.
  2. might
    Jeg kan komme, hvis jeg kan finne tid.
    I might come, if I can find the time.
  3. can (be able to)
    Jeg kan spille fele.
    I can play the fiddle.
  4. to know
    Jeg kan denne sangen.
    I know this song. (lit. I can do this song.)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-. Akin to English can.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kunne (present tense kan, past tense kunne, past participle kunna)

  1. can, could
    Eg kan sjå deg.
    I can see you.
  2. might
    Eg kan komma, om eg får tid.
    I might come, if I can find the time.
  3. can (be able to)
    Eg kan spela fele.
    I can play the fiddle.
  4. to know
    Eg kan denne songen.
    I know this song.

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