He was the first to recognize the significance of kenning, metaphor, and compound.
The mariners of Dartmouth accompt this to be about a kenning from Plimmouth.
To think of me telling ye about the leddy, and you kenning a the time wha the bairn was.
There's things it's best to put off kenning as long as we can.
The offing at sea has been called the kenning; and see kenning in Halliwell.
Ay, ay—thou is a cunning lad for kenning the hours of bargaining.
Ay, ay; thou is a cunning lad for kenning the hours of bargaining.
Old English cenning "procreation; declaration in court," present participle of ken (v.). From early 14c. in senses "sign, token; teaching, instruction;" c.1400 as "mental cognition." From 1883 as "periphrastic expression in early Germanic poetry;" in this sense it probably is from Old Norse cognate verb kenna "to know, to recognize, to feel or perceive; to call, to name (in a formal poetic metaphor)."
"to know," Scottish dialect, from Old English cennan "make known, declare, acknowledge" (in late Old English also "to know"), originally "make to know," causative of cunnan "to become acquainted with, to know" (see can (v.)). Cognate with German kennen, Danish kjende, Swedish känna. Related: Kenned; kenning.
"range of sight," 1580s, a nautical abbreviation of kenning.
"house where thieves meet," 1560s, vagabonds' slang, probably a shortening of kennel.
A conformist, conventional man; a man lacking any but bland typical characteristics: Mr Quayle has been called a sort of Ken/ Bergin, the male villain, is reprising his role as the Ken-doll monster of Sleeping With the Enemy
[fr the male counterpart of the Barbie doll]