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Word Origin and History for kenelm

Kenelm

masc. proper name, Old English Cenhelm, from cene "brave, bold" (see keen (adj.)) + helm "helmet" (see helmet).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • "Kenelm ain't been promoted yet," observed Captain Obed gravely.

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  • Kenelm smiled and shifted his sou'wester from his right hand to his left.

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  • You'll come right along with me and Kenelm to his sister's house.

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  • If he'd done anything else Kenelm and I would have felt hurt.

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  • Kenelm snapped the loop of the "made" tie over his collar button.

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