kunne

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Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

kunne (imperative -, infinitive at kunne, present tense kan, past tense kunne, perfect tense har kunnet)

  1. could, would, might, be able to, know

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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

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

kûnnē m (plural kunnuwa)

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

Adverb[edit]

kunne

  1. in or on the ear

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. could, can, would, might, be able to, to know

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²kʉnːə/
  • Homophone: kunde (in some dialects)

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. can
    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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