Definitions

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  • adj. unknown; strange

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unknown; strange.

Etymologies

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See un- and ken to know.

Examples

  • And if any might escape them, and win through the gates and up into the mountains, I wot not if suchlike devils and things unkent be there in the mountain-land, but of a sooth there be fierce and wild men, like enough to devils, who know no peace, and slay whatsoever cometh unto them, but if they themselves be slain of them.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And her voice sounded strange and unkent to her in that solitude, and she rued it that she had spoken.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • A man must serve a very strict and long probation to be adopted into a Fife fishing community, and it was considered "very upsetting" for an unkent man to be looking up to the like of Christina

    A Knight of the Nets

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