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Knut

[knoot, knyoot] /ˈknut, ˈknyut/
noun
1.

Canute

or Cnut, Knut

[kuh-noot, -nyoot] /kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/
noun
1.
a.d. 994?–1035, Danish king of England 1017–35; of Denmark 1018–35; and of Norway 1028–35.
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  • Knut, apparently, did no great benefit to his brother's cause.

  • Before it was daylight next morning, Knut had awakened Otto.

    Soap-Bubble Stories Fanny Barry
  • "The truth is, we are seeking our fortunes," said Knut with dignity.

    Soap-Bubble Stories Fanny Barry
  • Knut and Otto were all obedience, and followed the Badger-mother meekly to the kitchen.

    Soap-Bubble Stories Fanny Barry
  • Clarence's own type was that for which the latest term is "Knut."

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • "A 'Knut' is a fellow with a drawl and an eyeglass," said someone.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • A pretender rose in the person of Holmger, the son of Knut the Tall.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • After his death the valiant Knut Posse was made commander of Viborg.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • He has, being a man loved by women, won power over Knut's betrothed.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for Knut

Knut

/kəˈnjuːt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Canute

Canute

/kəˈnjuːt/
noun
1.
died 1035, Danish king of England (1016–35), Denmark (1018–35), and Norway (1028–35). He defeated Edmund II of England (1016), but divided the kingdom with him until Edmund's death. An able ruler, he invaded Scotland (1027) and drove Olaf II from Norway (1028)
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