transitive verbkenned, ken′ning
- Scot. to know
- Archaic to see; look at; descry
- Now Chiefly Dial. to recognize
Origin of kenMiddle English kennen from Old English cennan, literally , to cause to know from an unverified form kannjan from base of can, akin to German kennen, Old Norse kenna, to know
- Rare range of vision
- mental perception; range of knowledge: that is beyond my ken
Origin of ken< the v.