• Present participle of ken.


  • From Middle English kenning, kening, from kennen + -ing. Kennen is derived from Old English cennan ("to make known, declare"), from Proto-Germanic *kannijaną ("to make known"), the causative form of *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃- ("to know"). Compare Danish kending ("acquaintance"), and see further at ken.
  • From ken, from Middle English kennen ("to beget, conceive (offspring); to give birth to"), from Old English cennan, gecennan; see further at etymology 1.
  • A , from kenna, from Proto-Germanic *kannijaną ("to make known"); see further at etymology 1. Compare can, keen, ken.
  • Origin unknown.

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