Cnut

[kuh-noot, -nyoot]

Canute

or Cnut, Knut

[kuh-noot, -nyoot]
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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Examples from the Web for cnut

Historical Examples of cnut

  • Knott is sometimes for Cnut, or Canute, which generally becomes Nutt.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • Cnut found him fainting on the mountain and brought him here in his arms.

    Elsket

    Thomas Nelson Page

  • It was not that he was young and taller than Cnut, and fair.

    Elsket

    Thomas Nelson Page

  • The Englishman was strong and active, taller and heavier than Cnut.

    Elsket

    Thomas Nelson Page

  • But Cnut looked gloomy, at which I chid him; but he was silent.

    Elsket

    Thomas Nelson Page


British Dictionary definitions for cnut

Cnut

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Canute

Canute

Cnut or Knut

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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