[uhn-kend; Scot. uhn-kent]

adjective Chiefly Scot.

Origin of unkenned

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at un-1, ken, -ed2
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Examples from the Web for unkenned

Historical Examples of unkenned

  • What call had ye to put your neck in danger for an unkenned man's sake?

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for unkenned


unkent (ʌnˈkɛnt)


Scot and Northern English dialect unknown

Word Origin for unkenned

C14: from un- 1 + ken
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