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unkenned

[ uhn-kend; Scots uhn-kent ]
/ ʌnˈkɛnd; Scots ʌnˈkɛnt /
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adjective Chiefly Scot.
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Origin of unkenned

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at un-1, ken, -ed2
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How to use unkenned in a sentence

  • "Deliverer and spoiler are alike unkenned, then," said Bertha.

  • They knew scarcely anything of the district, which lay to them, as was said, "like some unkenned-of isle ayont New Holland."

    In the Border Country|W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  • 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

unkenned

unkent (ʌnˈkɛnt)

/ (ʌnˈkɛnd) /

adjective
Scot and Northern English dialect unknown

Word Origin for unkenned

C14: from un- 1 + ken
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