"to learn to know, inquire into," from Old English cunnian "to learn to know," ultimately from the same ancient root as can (v.1). Surviving into 17c. and perhaps later in dialects.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for cun

Historical Examples of cun

  • "You all's goin' to have tea in the Cun'ls room to-night," said Maria.

    The Little Colonel

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • Cun sensible sera que se corrompiera15 en ese lodazal de filosofismo e incredulidad!

    Doa Perfecta

    Benito Prez Galds

  • Na-a ba canimo ang acong sinina, cun ang sinina sa acong igso-on?

  • Mao sa guihapon; cun dili saoayon mo caron, dili acó magato-on niana hasta ogma.

  • Sayran ta icao, cun naonsa ba sia: ania man dinhi ang siya nga guilingcoran nia sa masubsub.