[knoot, knyoot]


or Cnut, Knut

[kuh-noot, -nyoot]
  1. a.d. 994?–1035, Danish king of England 1017–35; of Denmark 1018–35; and of Norway 1028–35. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of knut

  • You had mentioned Knut Hamsun, who is another great writer who disgraced himself, and who I felt obliged to review repeatedly.

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    Barbara Probst Solomon

    January 29, 2009

Historical Examples of knut

British Dictionary definitions for knut


  1. a variant spelling of Canute


Cnut or Knut

  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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