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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).

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

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    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Kenelm Parker, I don't believe you was at the postoffice at all.

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  • Nothin' would do but he must drag Kenelm right back to see who or what was in there.

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

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  • There was everything on that table that Kenelm liked 'special.

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