Definition for kenning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
- to know, have knowledge of or about, or be acquainted with (a person or thing).
- to understand or perceive (an idea or situation).
- to declare, acknowledge, or confess (something).
- to teach, direct, or guide (someone).
verb (used without object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
- to have knowledge of something.
- to understand.
Origin of ken
Can be confusedken kin
Examples from the Web for kenning
The offing at sea has been called the kenning; and see Kenning in Halliwell.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
There's things it's best to put off kenning as long as we can.
Ay, ay—thou is a cunning lad for kenning the hours of bargaining.
The mariners of Dartmouth accompt this to be about a kenning from Plimmouth.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine|Raphaell Holinshed
To think of me telling ye about the leddy, and you kenning a the time wha the bairn was.Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant