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[ih-nou; formerly ih-noh] /ɪˈnaʊ; formerly ɪˈnoʊ/
adjective, adverb, Archaic.
Origin of enow
before 1050; Middle English inow, Old English genōg (variant of genōh enough), conflated with Middle English inowe, Old English genōge, plural of genōg enough Unabridged
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  • But truly, I ha' had enow of you today, though I can ill spare your company.

  • enow for any Christian woman, Niece, and at the least ten too many,” said Rachel severely.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • The Spartan, if he made a conquest, had no citizens to hold it; the Oceaner will have enow.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana James Harrington
  • They were enow to set on fire the courage of all true soldiers.

    Penshurst Castle Emma Marshall
  • He is attached to the troop I speak of, and has enow to do with the sick there.

    Penshurst Castle Emma Marshall
  • I tolde him it was, but knew Nought of the Distich, though 'twas like enow to be his.

  • In the edition of 1673, the latest that he revised, Milton changed enough to enow.

    Minor Poems by Milton John Milton
  • All whom this verse specifies, and enow to bring in all the rest?

  • enow there were to help them, for there was great store of men.

  • enow gazed on him with favor; of this the prince was well aware.

British Dictionary definitions for enow


adjective, adverb
an archaic word for enough
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for enow
adj., n.

Old English genoge (plural adjective); see enough. Until 18c., regarded as standard as the plural of enough.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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