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[ih-nou; formerly ih-noh]
adjective, adverb Archaic.
  1. enough.
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Origin of enow

before 1050; Middle English inow, Old English genōg (variant of genōh enough), conflated with Middle English inowe, Old English genōge, plural of genōg enough
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Examples from the Web for enow

Historical Examples

  • But truly, I ha' had enow of you today, though I can ill spare your company.

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    Howard Pyle

  • Enow for any Christian woman, Niece, and at the least ten too many,” said Rachel severely.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The Spartan, if he made a conquest, had no citizens to hold it; the Oceaner will have enow.

  • They were enow to set on fire the courage of all true soldiers.

    Penshurst Castle

    Emma Marshall

  • He is attached to the troop I speak of, and has enow to do with the sick there.

    Penshurst Castle

    Emma Marshall

British Dictionary definitions for enow


adjective, adverb
  1. an archaic word for enough
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Word Origin and History for enow

adj., n.

Old English genoge (plural adjective); see enough. Until 18c., regarded as standard as the plural of enough.

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